Syntax of Scope
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Syntax of Scope takes up the issue of relative operator scope in generative grammar and offers a comparative study of quantifiers and interrogative wh-operators. The authors argue that the interaction of these operators is constrained by two interpretive principles: a Minimum Binding Requirement and a Scope Principle. These principles are shown to provide a unified account for the cross-linguistic similarities and variations in the interaction of operators. The authors present a comprehensive, contrastive study of operators in English and Mandarin Chinese and extend their investigation to Japanese in the last chapter.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262011334 248 pp. | 9 in x 6 in


$26.00 S | £20.95 ISBN: 9780262510684 248 pp. | 9 in x 6 in