Quantification into Quotations: Evidence from Japanese 'wh'-doublets

  • Yasutada Sudo

Abstract

Contrary to what has been widely assumed, this paper argues that quantification into quotations is possible. In particular, it is shown that quantification over expressions, or metalinguistic quantification, is attested in natural language quotations. The empirical evidence comes from Japanese wh-doublets, which only appear in quotations and which are interpreted as indefinites ranging over expressions.
Published
2019-08-19
How to Cite
Sudo, Y. (2019). Quantification into Quotations: Evidence from Japanese ’wh’-doublets. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 12, 613-627. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2008.v12i0.710