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ISSN : 1226-3206(Print)
Studies in Modern Grammar Vol.105 pp.25-38

Quantifier Float and Telicity

Gwangrak Son**
* This research was supported by Kyungpook National University Bokhyeon Research Fund, 2017.
** Professor, Kyungpook National University


This paper shows that the property of ‘quantization’ motivates object movement to the projection of Aspect, giving rise to telic interpretation. It will be shown that the telic aspect, once coupled with the structural architecture developed by Borer (2006) and Miyagawa (2013), effectively captures mitigation effects that arise in sentences containing temporal or goal PPs/adverbs. This approach, if retained, will provide substantial support for Bošković’s (2004) observation that quantifiers cannot be floated in θ-positions, in full accord with the minimalist assumptions.