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  • Lena Baunaz
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Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 83)

Abstract

Set within the Chomskyan tradition, this book provides a typology of French Quantifiers (Qs, i.e. scope-bearing elements), based on their syntactic, semantic and prosodic behaviors.1 More specifically, the main issues are to investigate their nature(s), their meaning(s), as well as the dependency(ies) they enter into.

Keywords

Noun Phrase Bare Noun Negative Concord Existential Presupposition Scope Ambiguity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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