Quantifier Scope in German

Jürgen Pafel | University of Stuttgart
ISBN 9789027228086 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027293749 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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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.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book is an excellent resource of anyone pursuing an in depth study of quantifier scope in German. The ocean of data provided in the first five chapters function as a great springboard for anyone researching this topic or topics related to it.”
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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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