A Grammatical View of Exhaustification with Focus Movement: Evidence from NPI-Licensing

  • Yimei Xiang

Abstract

This paper offers an explanation to the NPI-licensing effect of only by incorporating focus movement into the grammatical view of exhaustification. The core assumption is that focus  movement is motivated if interpreting focus in-situ yields a G-triviality/contradiction.
How to Cite
Xiang, Y. (1). A Grammatical View of Exhaustification with Focus Movement: Evidence from NPI-Licensing. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 19, 677-694. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2015.v19i0.299