Adverb says [ MOD < [ LIGHT + ] > ] yet modifies a VP?

Here’s a mystery:

The adverb says its MOD is [ LIGHT + ]:

Yet it modifies a VP (this is Ivan does.not ask who is coming in Russian, there is a negation adverb):

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Here’s the LIGHT value on the VP, it is minus, as expected:

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Why would this be happening?

The first thing I would check is which rule is combining the ADV and the VP…

It is adj-head-scop-phrase

Next step: is adj-head-scop-phrase actually identifying structures that contain the two values of LIGHT you identified?

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Ah. Indeed, for some reason basic-head-mod-phrase somehow lost its LIGHT identity. I didn’t even suspect that could happen because it is such an old phrase and I have no recollection of touching it lately. But I suppose I did!