SYNTAX: when some element assumes a (syntactic) feature that is not usually assigned to such an element, it is said that this element absorbs that feature.
EXAMPLE: Case is usually assigned to an NP, but Case can be absorbed
instead by passive morphology or by a clitic pronoun (not an NP).
At LF: rule that derives a kind of conjunction of referential indices:
(i) ... [NPi [NPj ... -> ... [NPi NPj]i,j ...This rule accounts for cases of crossed binding at LF (see Bach-Peters paradox), and has been proposed as an account of the interpretation of multiple questions.
|LIT.||Chomsky, N. (1981)|
Higginbotham, J. and R. May (1981)
May, Robert (1985)