Nathan Vaillette

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The form taken by the correct analysis of Hebrew RCs depends on the answer to the question: How alike are resumptives and gaps? Some previous researchers have posited mechanisms for the analysis of RPs distinct from those used to generate gaps. In their GB analyses, (Borer 1984b) and (Sells 1984) both analyze gaps as arising from movement, whereas RPs are(More)
The Scandinavian languages are so alike that their speakers often communicate, each using their own language, which Haugen (1966) dubbed SEMICOMMUNICATION. The success of semi-communication depends on the languages involved, and, moreover, can be asymmetric: for example, Swedish is more easily understandable for a Dane, than Danish for a Swede. It has been(More)
This paper deals with predicates that allow both collective and dis-tributive construals when combined with a plural subject. I present evidence that even on the collective construal, these predicates entail downward from groups to their members, and use this result as the basis of an attempt to resurrect Har-nish's pragmatic analysis of exhaustiveness(More)
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