- What all happens when a universal quantifier combines with an interrogative DP
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- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
Universal quantifiers such as all select a DP as their complement and can be ‘floated’ or ‘stranded’ by that DP, and in certain Germanic languages they can also co-occur with an interrogative DP. The purpose of this article is to investigate whether interrogative and non-interrogative DPs that co-occur with a universal quantifier in the Germanic languages have the same relationship to that quantifier and have gone through the same selection process. I begin with evidence from German that universal quantifiers can select and be stranded by interrogative as well as non-interrogative DPs, but I ultimately argue, going back to an analysis in Giusti (1990b), that a universal quantifier co-occurring with an interrogative is base-generated to the right of that interrogative, not to its left. I also propose that the formation of interrogative expressions involving universal quantifiers may take place in the syntax or in the lexicon, depending on the language.
- Proceedings title: The noun phrase in Romance and Germanic: structure, variation, and change
Place of publication: Amsterdam and Philadelphia
Editors: P. Sleeman, H. Perridon
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