Quantification and ACD: What is the evidence from real-time processing Evidence for? A response to Hackl et al. (2012)

Anna Szabolcsi

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    Abstract

    Hackl et al. (2012) argue that processing evidence specifically supports a theory of Antecedent Contained Deletion (ACD) that involves the threat of type-mismatch and infinite regress, with Quantifier Raising (QR) coming to the rescue. This squib argues that the processing evidence does not specifically support that theory. Very similar predictions can be made by the variable-free, or combinatory, theory that Hackl et al. dismiss, if we add the assumption that ACD is resolved by binding, not by simple anaphora.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article numberffs025
    Pages (from-to)135-145
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Semantics
    Volume31
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Linguistics and Language
    • Artificial Intelligence

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