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Liu, Mingya and Gianina Iordăchioaia. 2018. Introduction: Current perspectives on positive polarity. Linguistics 56 (2) : 283–300.
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De Gruyter


The inquiry of polarity phenomena can be supremely disclosing about the internal structure of a language, as they ordinarily imply an interaction at the interface between syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in positive polarity items. This inquiry displays that positive polarity is a distributional phenomenon that has various sources and most likely cannot be shaped in a uniting way, albeit there may be subsets of positive polarity items that permit uniting accounts.