Free Choice and Existential Indeterminates as Hidden Clauses
Ken Hiraiwa, Kimiko Nakanishi
March 2020

We reconsider previous analyses of free choice and existential indeterminates in Japanese and argue that contrary to the common view, free choice and existential indeterminates are syntactically clausal. More specifically, free choice indeterminates have a hidden unconditional clause structure and existential indeterminates have a hidden embedded question clause structure.
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Published in: To appear in Proceedings of WAFL15
keywords: indeterminates, free choice, existential, question, disjunction, japanese, semantics, syntax
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