Article published in:Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII: Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Gainesville, Florida, 2014
Edited by Youssef A. Haddad and Eric Potsdam
[Studies in Arabic Linguistics 4] 2016
► pp. 107–128
On NPIs and QPs in Sason Arabic
This paper investigates co-occurrence restrictions between Negative Polarity Items (NPIs) and quantificational elements in Sason Arabic. Based on interpretational restrictions and scope properties of such structures, I show that the Immediate Scope Constraint applying at the level of LF is not enough to account for these co-occurence restrictions in Sason Arabic, and that a PF constraint against homophonous sequences and a locality restriction on Quantifier Raising are required in addition.
Keywords: NPIs, Quantifier Raising, Sason Arabic
Published online: 25 May 2016
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