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Quantifier movement

Cecilia Poletto

in Word Order in Old Italian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660247
eISBN:
9780191769511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660247.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter the distribution of quantifiers is taken into account. It is shown that, unlike definite DPs and quantified expressions, which can occur in either VO or OV order, bare universal ... More


From A-quantification to D-quantification: Universal quantifiers in the sentence and in the noun phrase

Ágnes Bende-Farkas

in The Evolution of Functional Left Peripheries in Hungarian Syntax

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198709855
eISBN:
9780191780165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709855.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter analyzes the Old Hungarian A-quantifier mind ‘all’, and the D-quantifier minden ‘every’. Syntactically, mind is an adverb adjoined to VP or DP, and is interpreted as a maximality ... More


Negative movement in the history of Norwegian: the evolution of a grammatical virus

John Sundquist

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter analyzes the Negative Movement (NM) pattern in Norwegian, where, as in other Scandinavian languages, objects containing a negative quantifier (e.g., no books) must appear to the left of ... More


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