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Empirical investigations on quantifier scope ambiguities in German

Philipp, Mareike; Zimmermann, Malte;
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  • Published: 28 Jul 2020
  • Publisher: Zenodo
<p>The paper presents the results of a novel experimental study on inverse scope readings in German, which are considered to be possible only under highly constrained conditions in prior literature (Frey 1993; Pafel, 2005; Bobaljik &amp; Wurmbrand, 2012). We show that inverse scope readings are in fact possible in canonical main clauses with an &exist; -subject QP preceding and c-commanding an &forall;-object QP under verum focus, with the potential of object-scrambling over the subject. The existing literature on quantifier scope in German is unanimous in claiming that inverse scope is impossible in this configuration. Our findings are line with previous experi...
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