A Scope Theory of Non-presuppositional Noun Phrases

  • Junri Shimada

Abstract

Musan (1995) observed that the temporal interpretation of a non-presuppositional noun phrase is obligatorily dependent on that of the main predicate. To account for this generalization, this paper proposes that the temporal interpretation of a non-presuppositional noun phrase is determined by virtue of being in the scope of an operator. Upon an investigation of the interpretation of non-presuppositional noun phrases in the plural form, the paper argues under this scope approach that the numeral part of a non-presuppositional noun phrase splits from the rest of the noun phrase and undergoes LF raising. 
How to Cite
Shimada, J. (1). A Scope Theory of Non-presuppositional Noun Phrases. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 14, 405-420. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/480