Grano and Lasnik in Linguistic Inquiry

Now in LI from former postoc Tom Grano and Howard Lasnik, "How to neutralize a finite clause boundary: Phase theory and the grammar of bound pronouns." The paper observes that several dependencies which are ordinarily unacceptable across a finite clause boundary are ameliorated when the subject of that clause is a bound pronoun. To account for this it proposes that bound pronouns optionally enter the derivation with unvalued ϕ-features, and that under certain conditions unvalued features in this position will void the phasal status of CP.