S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 32 Number 1/4 (1996)
Two Types of Polarity Sensitive (PS) "ANY"
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.32 No.2, pp. 237-266
- This paper is concerned with the differences in distribution and meaning
between the English PS any and its Korean equivalent amwu_ to. I first
argue that the former is an existential quantifier that must be in the scope
of a monotone decreasing expression, but the latter, a universal quantifier
that must take scope over a limited class of monotone decreasing expressions
of which negation is typical. I then propose a sketch that formally incorporates
these descriptive characterizations into their respective licensing conditions within the framework of Flexible Categorial Grammar. I finally show that the proposed analysis is capable of explaining some of the parametric differences between the two items.