ENGLISH LINGUISTICS
Online ISSN : 1884-3107
Print ISSN : 0918-3701
ISSN-L : 0918-3701
ON THE RELEVANCE OF HEAD GOVERNMENT TO QUANTIFIER SCOPE
TOMOYUKI TANAKA
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1992 Volume 9 Pages 223-243

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This paper attempts to account for different scope behavior of quantified subjects appearing in three types of complement sentences, SC (=small clause), IP, and CP. In particular, I present an analysis where the scope behavior depends crucially on whether the traces of the subject QPs at LF are head-governed by elements internal to the complement sentences in question or by those external to them. I also argue that as a consequence of this analysis, a principle governing absolute scope of QP must be formulated in terms of head government and g-projection in the sense of Kayne (1983).

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