Superiorty and Scope Freezing

in Linguistic Inquiry, 2019


    author = {Larson, Richard K. and Antonyuk, Svitlana and Liu, Lei},
    title = "{Superiority and Scope Freezing}",
    journal = {Linguistic Inquiry},
    volume = {50},
    number = {1},
    pages = {233-252},
    year = {2019},
    month = {01},
    abstract = "{David Lebeaux (cited in Larson 1990:603) observes that English double object constructions (DOCs) show “scope freezing” between the two objects. Quantified indirect and direct object arguments must be interpreted in their surface order (1a). Schneider-Zioga (1988) makes a similar observation about quantified arguments in the with-variant of spray-load constructions (1b); they also exhibit scope freezing.As noted in Larson 1990, scope freezing does not involve absolute low scope for the outer quantifier; instead, it involves fixation of the relative scopes of the quantifier-quantifier pair. This is clear in DOCs showing antecedent-contained deletion (ACD) in the outer quantified object.}",
    issn = {0024-3892},
    doi = {10.1162/ling_a_00300},
    url = {\_a\_00300},
    eprint = {\_a\_00300.pdf},