How to donkey FC- and NPI-any

  • Robert van Rooij

Abstract

Free Choice any and Negative Polarity Item any are uniformly analyzed as counterfactual donkey sentences (in disguise). Their difference in meaning will be reduced to the distinction between strong and weak readings of donkey sentences. It is shown that this explains the universal and existential character of FC- and NPI-any, respectively, and the positive and negative contexts in which they are licensed.
Published
2019-08-15
How to Cite
van Rooij, R. (2019). How to donkey FC- and NPI-any. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 11, 479-493. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2007.v11i0.659