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Perspectives On Negation And Polarity Items

Perspectives On Negation And Polarity Items

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  • Author
    Jack Hoeksema
  • Publisher
    John Benjamins Publishing
  • Publication date
    17 May 2001

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Perspectives On Negation And Polarity Items

  • Author

    Jack Hoeksema

  • Date Published

    17 May 2001

  • Publisher

    John Benjamins Publishing

  • Pages

    368 pages

  • ISBN

    9789027299161

Book Description

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).

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