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Intervention Effects Revisited

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

Abstract

I investigate the claim that some of the semantic properties that Qs intrinsically display have an important impact on their external syntax. In order to do so, I consider intervention effects in more detail. Universal Quantifiers (∀Qs) (positive and negative) are used as (potential) interveners, while wh-phrases in-situ and un N are the (potential) moving elements. I show that the scope possibilities of these latter Qs with respect to ∀Qs as well as to negation call for an analysis in terms of locality.

Keywords

Noun Phrase Wide Scope Narrow Scope Relativize Minimality Matrix Clause 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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