∗NEG NEG

Chris Collins

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    Abstract

    I argue that there is a grammatical (non-semantic) constraint in English that prohibits double negation, dubbed ∗NEG NEG. I adduce a range of structures to illustrate this constraint, and show that apparent counter-examples are not double negation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number64
    JournalGlossa
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2018

    Keywords

    • Contrastive negation
    • Double negation
    • Negation
    • Stripping

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language

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