Remarks and replies: The syntax of quantifiers and quantifier float

Journal Article

The Arabic quantifier kull displays a Q_NP and NP_Q alternation. Shlonsky (1991) argues that in both patterns Q heads a QP projection with the NP as a complement that may undergo movement to [Spec, QP] or beyond to yield the NP_Q pattern and Q-float structures. On the contrary, I argue on the basis of evidence from reconstruction, Case, and agreement that the two patterns are r adically different. In the Q_NP pattern Q is indeed the head of a QP projection that contains the NP. In the NP_Q pattern, however, Q heads a QP adjunct that modifies the NP and in some cases the VP. © 1999 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Benmamoun, E

Published Date

  • September 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 621 - 642

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0024-3892

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-3892

Citation Source

  • Scopus