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Leftness condition is a condition proposed in Chomsky (1976) which states that a pronoun cannot be coindexed with a variable to its right. The Leftness Condition is a condition applied to LF representations, and it rules out conﬁgurations that result from raising a QNP (under QR) across a nonc-commanding pronoun (i.e., Weak Crossover conﬁgurations). See Weak crossover.
Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics
- Chomsky, N. 1976. Conditions on Rules in Grammar, in: Chomsky 1977a., .
- Koopman, H. and D. Sportiche 1982. Variables and the Bijection Principle, Kaye, J., H. Koopman and D. Sportiche (eds.), Projet sur les langues kru: Premier rapport, pp.176-202, Univ. du Quebec a Montreal