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Wh-islands in degree questions: A semantic approach

By Márta Abrusán


Abstract It is proposed that wh-islands with degree questions are unacceptable because they cannot be given a most informative true answer. Wh-islands thus are shown to be similar to other cases of weak islands which have been argued to result from Maximization Failure, in particular negative islands (cf. Fox & Hackl 2007)

Topics: questions, weak islands, degree semantics, question-embedding verbs
Year: 2013
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