The scope of nominal quantifiers in comparative clauses

Rick Nouwen, Jakub Dotlačil


We identify a new scope puzzle for quantifiers in comparative clauses. In particular, we argue that nominal quantifiers take scope at a higher level in the degree clause than previously assumed. On the assumption that quantifier scope is clause-bounded, this entails that there must be more structure in the clause than standardly assumed.

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comparatives; comparative clauses; scope; nominal quantifiers; modal quantifiers

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ISSN: 1937-8912

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