A scope freezing effect with negated quantifier phrases

Chris Collins

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    I document a scope freezing effect found with negated quantifier phrases (distinct from the scope freezing effect discussed in Collins (Nat Lang Semant 24: 291–303, 2016a)). In a sentence with a negated quantifier phrase of the form [NEG DP1], no quantifier phrase DP2 can take scope between NEG and DP1. I show how this scope freezing effect can be explained in terms of the analysis of negated quantifier phrases given in Collins and Postal (Classical NEG raising, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2014) and Collins (2016a).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)315-327
    Number of pages13
    JournalNatural Language Semantics
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2017


    • Many
    • Negation
    • Scope freezing
    • Split scope

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Philosophy
    • Linguistics and Language


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