Wide scope indefinites in Russian
Luisa Marti, Tania Ionin
June 2018

This paper contributes to the cross-linguistic study of indefinites by reporting on two experimental studies on the scopal and functional properties of the two Russian indefinites koe-wh and wh-to. We show that koe-wh allows not only wide scope readings out of syntactic islands, but also functional readings, much like English a certain. Wh-to, on the other hand, allows all possible scopal readings and both functional and non-functional readings. We then discuss this state of affairs from the perspective of a number of prominent theories of indefinite scope
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Reference: lingbuzz/003817
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keywords: scope, indefinites, russian, semantics, syntax
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