Navigating negative quantificational space
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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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 children’s semantic knowledge appears to diﬀer from that of adults, the observed diﬀerences..
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