Negation and Polarity: Syntax and Semantics: Selected Papers by Danielle Forget, Paul Hirschbühler, France Martineau, María

By Danielle Forget, Paul Hirschbühler, France Martineau, María Luisa Rivero

Within the final decade, there was a revival of curiosity concerning negation and polarity, with a lot cross-fertilization among semantic and syntactic ways. The papers within the current quantity handle key concerns concerning the syntax and semantics of negation and polarity, together with either synchronic and diachronic perpectives. primary to the discussions are the distribution of destructive markers and the constitution of the clause, adverse harmony phenomena, licensing of polarity goods, similarities among Neg-movement and wh-movement. The papers, via major members to the sector, mirror diversified theoretical frameworks, together with ideas and Parameters and Minimalist ways, Head-Driven word constitution Grammar, Formal Semantics, or ways attracted to pragmatics. the quantity is of curiosity to syntacticians, semanticians, ancient linguists, typologists, and philosophers.

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3 Summing up, the composite nature of V is an essential part of any analysis of the morphological and syntactic properties of the verbal system. Duplicating the parts of a composite V and spreading them in the syntactic structure as in the checking model seems to be redundant since internal mechanisms must then eliminate these duplicates. , only to the multiply-composed lexical items, the ones interpreted at the interfaces. 2 Selection and the position of NEG Consider the following basic structure for the sentence proposed by Chomsky (1991, 1995) (with AgrO omitted to simplify matters): (4) AgrSP NEGP ADV VP VP NP 3 Note also that the two types of formal features that trigger movement in Chomsky (1995), [-Interpretable] and [+strong], have no actual morphological correlates.

Thus in English, the two requirements on NEG are satisfied as in (25), where does is inserted directly into the highest head position to satisfy the condition that Tense heads the sentence, and like is inserted into the head of the PREDVP under NEGP: 46 DENIS BOUCHARD (25) In this structure, the double requirement of the Sentential Negation Condition (15) may be satisfied directly. Consider next infinitival clauses. The scope of sentential negation must be as wide as possible in the sentence, excluding Tense.

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