Abstract

Abstract:

Green (1971) notes the apparent unacceptability of certain quantificational expressions as possessors of singular head nouns. We provide data from a range of English dialects to show that such constructions are not straightforwardly unacceptable, but there are a number of restrictions on their use. We build on Kayne's (1993, 1994) analysis of English possessives in conjunction with considerations on floating quantifiers to explain both the types of possessive that are permitted in the relevant dialects and their distribution, which is restricted to predicative position.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9150
Print ISSN
0024-3892
Pages
pp. 825-846
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-21
Open Access
No
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