scopal

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Adj.1.scopal - of or relating to scope; "scopal dependency"
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
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Widmann; 'Experimental Pragmatics and Parsimony: The Case of Scopally Ambiguous Sentences Containing Negation' (Chapter 9), by A.
This result demonstrates that preschoolers know that such sentences are scopally ambiguous and therefore that they must have knowledge of covert displacement.
These predictions were confirmed in two difficulty judgment experiments and in an experiment where participants selected the first interpretation assigned to a scopally ambiguous sentence involving an adverbial quantifier.