N-words and NPIs : Between syntax, semantics, and experiments

Authors

DOČEKAL Mojmír

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Advances in Formal Slavic Linguistics 2017 (7-9/12/2017, Nova Gorica)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Web https://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/260
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3764845
Keywords n-words; negative polarity items; experiments; neg-raising; Czech
Description In this paper I experimentally approach the following question: do strict negative concord languages like Czech employ two strategies (syntactic and semantic) to encode negative dependency between a verb and its argument(s) or not? And the answer is: beside the default syntactic strategy (n-words), there is a class of negative dependent expressions which are licensed by semantic rules.
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