Navigating negative quantificational space *

  title={Navigating negative quantificational space *},
  author={Julien Musolino and Stephen Crain and Rosalind Thornton},
This paper reports the findings from an interconnected set of experiments designed to assess children’s knowledge of the semantic interactions between negation and quantified NPs. Our main finding is that young children, unlike adults, systematically interpret these elements on the basis of their position in overt syntax. We argue that this observation can be derived from an interplay between fundamental properties of universal grammar and basic learning principles. We show that even when… CONTINUE READING

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