Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items
Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items contains a selection of papers on the semantics, acquisition and licensing behavior of negation. Negation, being one of the prevalent features of any human language, has many facets of interest to linguists, psychologists and philosophers alike. In recent years, much attention has been paid to the complicated distributional patterns of polarity items. Many of the contributions in this volume are devoted to the study of one or more of these items in langages such as English (Laurence Horn, Anita Mittwoch, Chris Kennedy), Dutch (Jack Hoeksema and Hotze Rullmann, Henny Klein, Gertjan Postma), German (Gabriel Falkenberg), Hindi (Utpal Lahiri) and Greek (Anastasia Giannakidou). In addition, some general issues surrounding negation are addressed, such as the characterization of the notion “strength of negation” (Jay Atlas), the problem of NEG-raising (Lucia Tovena), the interaction of negation and modality (Johan van der Auwera) and the acquisition of negation (Kenneth Drozd).
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 40] 2001. xii, 368 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction | pp. vii–xi
Negative quantifier noun phrases: A typology and an acquisition hypothesisJay D. Atlas | pp. 1–22
On the typology of negative modalsJohan van der Auwera | pp. 23–48
Metalinguistic sentence negation in child EnglishKenneth F. Drozd | pp. 49–78
Lexical sensitivity in negative polarity verbsGabriel Falkenberg | pp. 79–97
Varieties of polarity items and the (non)veridicality hypothesisAnastasia Giannakidou | pp. 99–127
Scalarity and polarity: A study of scalar adverbs as polarity itemsJack Hoeksema and Hotze Rullmann | pp. 129–171
Flaubert triggers, squatitive negation, and other quirks of grammarLaurence R. Horn | pp. 173–200
On the monotonicity of polar adjectivesChristopher Kennedy | pp. 201–221
Polarity sensitivity and collocational restrictions of adverbs of degreeHenny Klein | pp. 223–236
Even-incorporated NPIs in Hindi definites and correlativesUtpal Lahiri | pp. 237–264
Perfective sentences under negation and durative adverbials: A double-jointed constructionAnita Mittwoch | pp. 265–282
Negative polarity and the syntax of tabooGertjan Postma | pp. 283–330
Neg-Raising: Negation as failureLucia M. Tovena | pp. 331–356
Name index | pp. 357–361
Subject index | pp. 363–366
Cited by 13 other publications
HOEKSEMA, JACK & DONNA JO NAPOLI
2006. Negation. In Handbook of Pragmatics, ► pp. 1 ff.
Miestamo, Matti, Anne Tamm & Beáta Wagner-Nagy
Van Alsenoy, Lauren & Johan van der Auwera
2018. Mediation through modality shifts in Chinese-English government press conference interpreting. Babel. Revue internationale de la traduction / International Journal of Translation 64:2 ► pp. 269 ff.
Ziegeler, Debra & Zhiming Bao
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