Do Elided Constituents Really Exist in Unembedded Quantifiers? Yukio Furukawa


Stainton (1998) argues that it is meaningful. He claims that (1) can, by itself, express a propositional meaning such as ‘the unoccupied seat is reserved for an editor of Natural Language Semantic’: although (1) is not uttered as a sentence, it can be falsified e.g. if the seat is reserved for Emmon Bach. On the other hand, Stanley (2000) argues that the… (More)