Article published in:Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2011: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Utrecht 2011
Edited by Sergio Baauw, Frank Drijkoningen, Luisa Meroni and Manuela Pinto
[Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 5] 2013
► pp. 59–74
On the lack of stranded negated quantifiers and inverse scope of negation in Romance
The Germanic languages allow floating negated quantifiers (The children have not all not eaten) while the Romance languages do not. The Germanic languages also allow negation to take inverse scope over a universal quantifier (All the children have not eaten) whereas the Romance languages are very restrictive in their handling of ∀¬ word order. Based mainly on the theory of negation in Zeijlstra (2004), the Stranding Analysis of floating quantifiers of Sportiche (1988) and Giusti (1990), and the Neg Stranding Hypothesis of Cirillo (2009), it will be argued that these two differences between Germanic and Romance are attributable to one sole difference: Negation is a functional category in Romance but not in Germanic.
Published online: 06 November 2013
Cited by 2 other publications
Brown, Amanda & Masaaki Kamiya
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