A DP that May Not Be
The chapter proposes a new analysis of the binominal each construction. This construction is of interest because it presents the quantifier each in a non‐standard position for a quantifier, widely assumed to be located inside an indefinite NP over which it unambiguously takes scope. While the earliest generative analysis of binominal each took it to be a variant of floated each, derived by rightward Q‐float, later analyses provided a distinct derivation, base‐generating it inside the indefinite NP that it co‐occurs with. This later assumption makes it problematic to assimilate binominal each to current approaches to QR, and to the theory underlying the most widely held current approach to floated quantifiers. The chapter argues here for an analysis partly resembling the earliest account, whereby binominal each and floated each are fundamentally unified, though differing from it on a number of points. In particular, The chapter adopts a variant of Sportiche's (1988) approach to Q‐float, combined with a derivation involving leftward movement of the indefinite and remnant VP movement. New facts about the syntactic distribution of binominal each are brought to light that support the revised analysis.
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