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Title: The Grammar of French Quantification
Written By: Lena Baunaz
URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/book/978-94-007-0620-0?changeHeader
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9400706200
ISBN-13: 9789400706200
Pages: 272
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95