2007年7月6日: 伊藤 怜, Wh-Questions with 'Dochira';
田中拓郎, Domains of Quantification
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- 伊藤 怜（東京大学）
- Wh-Questions with 'Dochira'
This paper investigates single-answers and list-answers in multiple wh-questions with Japanese singular wh-expression 'dochira' ('which of the two NP'). I show some further data which Ito's (2006) analysis cannot explain, and propose a revised analysis which overcomes Ito's (2006) empirical problems. This revised analysis makes it possible for the calculation to create only felicitous answers and to exclude every infelicitous answers.
- 田中拓郎 (University of Connecticut)
- Domains of Quantification
In previous literature on syntax and semantics of floating quantifiers (FQs) in Japanese, the structure and interpretation of floating numeral expressions (3-nin, 4-ko, 5-dai, etc) have mainly been investigated. Instead, this paper pays attention to another type of FQ: many's in Japanese (ooku and takusan). They seem to share the same interpretation when they are not floated, but data with these two expressions show that ooku and takusan give rise to different interpretations when they are floated. Such data are problematic for previous analyses of Japanese FQs. To explain the data, I follow Ishii's (1999) analysis, which argues that Japanese has two different kinds of FQs (adnominal FQ and adverbial FQ). I suggest that floating ooku and takusan are different types, and the domains of quantification of FQs depend on such different properties of FQs.
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