Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items

Jack Hoeksema | University of Groningen
Hotze Rullmann | University of Groningen
Víctor Sánchez-Valencia | University of Groningen
ORCID logoTon van der Wouden | University of Groningen
ISBN 9789027227614 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781556197932 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027299161 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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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).
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 40] 2001.  xii, 368 pp.
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