Can DP be a scope island?

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Abstract

Sauerland [1] uses data from inverse linking-cf. [2]-to motivate quantifier raising (QR) out of DP, proposing to derive Larson's generalization-cf. [3]- regarding the scopal integrity of DP via an Economy-based constraint on QR (cf. [4]). This squib is in four parts. I first lay out Sauerland's three arguments for QR out of DP. I present (a slightly modified version of) his mechanism for constraining QR. I show that it both over- and under- generates. I conclude by arguing that the readings Sauerland uses to motivate his account don't result from an islandrespecting QR mechanism. In short, each of the cases Sauerland considers involve DPs with "special" scopal properties: plural demonstrative DPs, bare plural DPs, and antecedent-contained deletion (ACD)-hosting DPs. The argument that apparent wide-scope readings of plural demonstratives are only apparent is motivated using (so far as I know) new data from English, while the latter two cases receive independent motivation from the literature. The conclusion is that the question posed in the title of this paper can be answered in the affirmative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInterfaces
Subtitle of host publicationExplorations in Logic, Language and Computation - ESSLLI 2008 and ESSLLI 2009, Student Sessions, Selected Papers
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 27 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6211 LNAI

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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Charlow, S. (2010). Can DP be a scope island? In Interfaces: Explorations in Logic, Language and Computation - ESSLLI 2008 and ESSLLI 2009, Student Sessions, Selected Papers (pp. 1-12). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6211 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14729-6_1
Charlow, Simon. / Can DP be a scope island?. Interfaces: Explorations in Logic, Language and Computation - ESSLLI 2008 and ESSLLI 2009, Student Sessions, Selected Papers. 2010. pp. 1-12 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Charlow, S 2010, Can DP be a scope island? in Interfaces: Explorations in Logic, Language and Computation - ESSLLI 2008 and ESSLLI 2009, Student Sessions, Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 6211 LNAI, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14729-6_1

Can DP be a scope island? / Charlow, Simon.

Interfaces: Explorations in Logic, Language and Computation - ESSLLI 2008 and ESSLLI 2009, Student Sessions, Selected Papers. 2010. p. 1-12 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6211 LNAI).

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Charlow S. Can DP be a scope island? In Interfaces: Explorations in Logic, Language and Computation - ESSLLI 2008 and ESSLLI 2009, Student Sessions, Selected Papers. 2010. p. 1-12. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14729-6_1