Remarks on two approaches to NPI licensing

  • Luka Crnič

Abstract

In relation to the notion of informativity, two types of approaches to DPs headed by any (any-DPs) have been distinguished. At a first approximation, one approach takes an any-DP to be accompanied by a requirement that a clause containing it be more informative than all its relevant alternatives (cf. Kadmon & Landman 1993), while the other approach requires a clause containing it to be more informative than all its relevant alternatives that are true (cf. Chierchia 2013). The goal of this paper is to compare these approaches with respect to their predictions about the distribution of plural any-DPs in modal environments.
Published
2021-09-16
How to Cite
Crnič, L. (2021). Remarks on two approaches to NPI licensing. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 25, 223-237. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2021.v25i0.933