Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

The Grammar of French Quantification

Authors: Baunaz, Lena

  • First study on French Quantification in the field of Syntax
  • Wide empirical coverage
  • Takes into account the interfaces with semantics and prosody
  • Includes a refined view on French wh phrases in-situ
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This book is the first extensive study on French Quantification in the field of Syntax. It provides a typology of four main quantified noun phrases in French (existential, universal, negative and wh-), detailing their syntactic, semantic and prosodic behaviors and showing that they can be reduced to two classes—Split-DP structures or Floating quantification.

Relying on syntax and semantics, the book establishes a three-way structural typology of wh in-situ phrases and extends it to existentials. It pays special attention to the prosodic properties associated with their different readings and proposes an analysis of the distribution of subextraction and pied-piping. Similarly based on semantic and syntactic tests, the book reveals N(egative) words to be universal Quantifiers. It proposes a new structure of N-words in terms of constituent negation and includes a detailed analysis of the difference between not an N and not all the N in French.

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3552-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Grammar of French Quantification
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
83
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0621-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0621-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0620-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3552-1
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 260
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