The online interpretation of sentence-internal same and distributivity

Jakub Dotlačil, Adrian Brasoveanu


This paper investigates the processing of sentence-internal same with three licensors (each, all and the) in two orders: licensor+same (surface scope) and same+licensor (inverse scope). Our study shows that (i) there is no effect of surface vs. inverse scope, which we take as an argument for a model-oriented view of the processing cost of inverse scope, and (ii) all is processed faster than each and the with same, which we take as an argument for a particular semantics of distributive icensors.

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