Quantifier Scope in German

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This book presents a comprehensive account of quantifier scope in German. The author investigates scope behavior of ordinary quantifiers and negative, adverbial, interrogative, relative and particle quantifiers. The areas which are dealt with include: relative scope in simple sentences, absolute and relative scope in complex sentences, noun-phrase internal scope, and scope behavior of indefinite noun phrases. A theory of explicit and implicit quantification is proposed and a uniform process of scope determination is sketched which encompasses the scope of explicit as well as implicit quantifiers. Quantifier scope is a challenge to linguistic theory as it is a phenomenon which is determined by the interplay of diverse syntactic and semantic factors, which interact in a weighted and cumulative way. The factors' interplay is part of the syntax/semantics-interface, i.e., the constraints relating syntax and semantics, which are considered to be relatively autonomous, parallel levels connected by an interface of correspondence constraints.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 84]  2005.  xvi, 312 pp.
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Table of Contents
Abbreviations and symbols
ix–xi
Preface
xiii–xvi
Preliminaries
1–49
Relative scope
51–136
Absolute scope
137–178
Indefinites and quantifiers
179–213
Interrogative quantifiers
215–235
Alternative scope accounts
237–260
Towards a theory of semantic structure
261–289
Concluding remarks
291–292
References
293–309
Index
311–312
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2005054265