Homogeneity and universal quantification in embedded questions

  • Dominique Blok
  • Jordan Chark

Abstract

Based on experiments carried out in three languages (German, Dutch, Ulster English) we provide evidence for the claims that question-internal universal quantifiers (who all) can be made at-issue and collapse homogeneity in embedded contexts. We show that these question quantifying particles can be accounted for in a domain restriction analysis (Brisson, 2003). Couched within the account of homogeneity provided in Kriz and Spector (2020), homogeneity removal follows as a result of these particles flattening the alternatives which enter into the computation of homogeneity.
Published
2021-09-16
How to Cite
Blok, D., & Chark, J. (2021). Homogeneity and universal quantification in embedded questions. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 25, 148-168. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2021.v25i0.929