By Paul Brians
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Interpreting modals by phase heads is below the subjects (for similar discussions, see Cinque 1999; Abraham 2002; Stowell 2004). (10) a. All users can post messages (root) =‘all users are permitted to post messages’ Scope: subject > modal (Butler 2003: 980) This fact can also be explained by assuming that epistemic modals are interpreted in the CP domain, higher than TP, and that root modals are in the vP domain below TP. This section introduces further cross-linguistic evidence supporting the hypothesis that epistemic and root modals are interpreted by the different structural positions: epistemic modals are above TP, and root modals are below TP.
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Common Errors in English Usage by Paul Brians