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Mon Nov 15 2010

Books: Syntax: Moscati

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        1.     Chris Humphrey , Negation Raising: Moscati

Message 1: Negation Raising: Moscati
Date: 12-Nov-2010
From: Chris Humphrey <>
Subject: Negation Raising: Moscati
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Title: Negation Raising Subtitle: Logical Form and Linguistic Variation Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Author: Vincenzo Moscati Hardback: ISBN: 9781443825061 Pages: 160 Price: U.S. $ 52.99

With this book, the author explores the syntax of negative sentences,tracing fine-grained contours of the linguistic variation and offering adetailed cartographic representation of the distribution of negative markers.

The goal is to show the existing tension in Language between the variablesurface realization of negation and its stable logical representation. Inorder to solve this tension and to unify the interpretation of negativesentences, a mapping operation, LF-Negation Raising, is proposed.

Verbal arguments related to negation such as n-words, negative quantifiersand negative polarity items will be also considered, in order to derivenegative concord phenomena from the inner semantics of nominal constituents.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Written In: English (eng )

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