Diversity of intervention effects: Unifying three Mandarin Chinese dou constructions

Ciyang Qing


I propose a novel and principled way to combine Hamblin/Kratzer-
Shimoyama style question semantics and Rooth’s focus semantics and show that
it provides a unified semantic account of the seemingly idiosyncratic ordering re-
strictions in three Mandarin constructions with the preverbal focus-sensitive particle
dou, in terms of various intervention effects.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/salt.v28i0.4440

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