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A SQUIB ON THE BEHAVIOR AND SCOPE OF THE CHINESE ADVERBIAL QUANTIFIER "DOU"

Adam Dudsic

Abstract


My analysis is divided into three broad sections. In the first, I undertake a brief descriptive analysis of the distribution of "dou." From this analysis, it is clear that because of its syntactic position "dou" is an adverbial quantifier, even though in translation it may appear at times to be a nominal quantifier. In the second section, I outline the government and binding relationships that obtain for "dou," showing how its peculiar requirement for indexing to a preceding pluraly determined or mass NP may be explained. In the third section, I turn to a discussion of the quantificational scope of "dou" in LF.

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