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Overlapping reference

SYNTAX: situation where two referring expressions are not disjoint in reference, but not strictly coreferential either. EXAMPLE: the ill-formed idiom *we lost my way requires we and my to be strictly co-referential (cf. I lost my way), but we and my only have an overlapping reference, hence the ill-formedness.
LIT. Chomsky, N. (1981)
Lasnik, H. (1989)