Negative indefinites by Doris Penka

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  • Comparative and general Grammar,
  • Polarity (Linguistics),
  • Negatives,
  • Semantics,
  • Syntax

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StatementDoris Penka
SeriesOxford studies in theoretical linguistics -- no. 32
LC ClassificationsP299.N4 P46 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 264 p. :
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24826800M
ISBN 109780199567263, 9780199567270
LC Control Number2010930320

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In this book, Doris Penka delivers a cross-linguistic, unified analysis of the semantics and syntax of negative indefinites, as in Negative indefinites book expressions nobody, nothing, no (as determiner), never and nowhere and their counterparts in other languages.

While it is standard to assume that negative indefinites behave like negative quantifiers, the author argues that these expressions are not inherently. Although negative indefinites have received a great deal of attention in the earlier literature, I hope to have shown that the overall outlook of this book, in particular the typological implications and the diachronic perspective, lead to new insights about negative : Martin Haspelmath.

This exploration of the syntax-semantics interface is concerned with negative indefinites like English ‘nobody’, ‘nothing’, etc.

and their counterparts in other languages. A cross-linguistically unified analysis is proposed and applied to several languages. While negative indefinites are standardly assumed to be semantically negative quantifiers, this work argues for a different analysis. Negative Indefinites: Doris Penka: Books - Skip to main content.

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NEGATIVE INDEFINITES (OXFORD STUDIES IN THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS) By Doris Penka - Hardcover *Excellent Condition*. Negative indefinites as negative quantifiers Negative indefinites as being ambiguous between negative quantifiers and NPIs Negative concord as syntactic agreement The approach of Zeijlstra () Negative indefinites not associating with sentential negation Negative concord in French Summary   In Negative indefinites Doris Penka focuses on three topics in the syntax and semantics of negation: negative concord, the split-scope readings of negative quantifiers in German, and the restricted distribution of quantifiers in Scandinavian.

P argues that in each instance what looks like a negative quantifier is really an indefinite whose apparent negative force derives from a separate— at. Introduction --Negative indefinites --Sentential negation --Definition of sentential negation --The position of sentential negation --Outline of the book --Negative concord --The phenomenon of negative concord --First data --Strict and non-strict negative concord --Approaches to negative concord --Negative indefinites as negative polarity items.

That negative indefinites in Afrikaans cannot co-occur with other negative indefinites expressing a single logical negation, while at the same time always co-occurring with a mark er of sentential.

Expression and Interpretation of Negation: An OT Typology (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Book 77) - Kindle edition by de Swart, Henriëtte.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Expression and Interpretation of Negation: An OT Typology (Studies in Natural Language Manufacturer: Springer.

Indefinites and the Type of Sets explores a new theory of indefinite noun phrase interpretation and definiteness effects. Provides an introduction to aspects of the semantics of noun phrases, as well as comparing alternate theories. Explores a new theory of indefinite noun phrase interpretation and definiteness effects.

Negative Negative indefinites book in Afrikaans Negatieve Indefinieten in het Afrikaans (met een samenvatting in het Nederlands) Proefschrift ter verkrijging van de graad van doctorCited by: negative indefinites, the book also discusses a large number of existing analyses and paradigms, offering a valuable and timely survey of some of the current literature.

The first third of the book is devoted to negative concord, where what looks like one and the. Semantic Typology and Theories of NPIs and Negative Indefinites. We will continue discussion of the topics in Lectures 8starting with an expanded version of the second half of the Lecture 11 handout, emphasizing the issues barely mentioned in this.

Buy Negative Indefinites (Oxford Studies In Theoretical Linguistics) 1 by Doris Penka (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. This book surveys the form and function of negative sentence, providing state-of-the-art studies and a comprehensive bibliography on the acquisition, processing, and historical development of negation and its interaction with other operators.

the chapters explore polarity, "illogical" negation, and the grammatical semantic, and pragmatic. Indefinite pronouns do not refer to a specific person, place, or thing.

In English, there is a particular group of indefinite pronouns formed with a quantifier or distributive preceeded by any, some, every and no. Structural explanations in syntactic variation: The evolution of English negative and polarity indefinites - Volume 30 Issue 1 - Heather Burnett, Hilda Koopman, Sali A.

TagliamonteCited by: 1. Indefinite pronouns do not refer to a specific person, place, or thing. In English, there is a particular group of indefinite pronouns formed with a quantifier or distributive preceeded by any, some, every and no.

Part (positive) Part (negative) Indefinite pronouns with some and any are used to describe indefinite and incomplete quantities in. Note that algo and alguien never change forms—there is NO such thing as “ algos ” or “ alguienes.” However, alguno and cualquier do change forms according to gender.

Alguno also changes form according to quantity (in which case it translates as “several”). Understanding Indefinite Words used in. (shelved 1 time as negative-review) avg rating — 24, ratings — published Negative Indefinitesin Afrikaans. This dissertation is concerned with the syntactic and semantic status of negative indefinites in Afrikaans.

The problem posed by negative indefinites is that their interpretation appears to differ across double negation (DN) and negative concord (NC) by: Throughout-and also in the negative spread pattern, the pattern with two or more negative indefinites-it will be argued that the main exponent of negation in the Negative Concord constellation is Author: Johan Van Der Auwera.

indefinites like nobody in double negation as well as negative concord languages. Other than that, this book leaves inherent and constituent negation aside, and concentrates on sentence negation, as illustrated in (1), (2a) and (3a). This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND International licence.

It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Most of the world's languages have indefinite pronouns, that is, expressions such as someone, anything, and nowhere.

In Greek, negation can be made simply by placing "δεν" before the main verb. But sometimes a double negative is required. "Δεν" is the most common negative. Δεν μπορώ να το κάνω. (I can't do this). Δεν έχουν τίποτα να κάνουν. (they don't have anything to do – Double Negative).

Δεν το θέλω. Selected aspects of negation, such as negative indefinites, negation of non-verbal predicates and information structure, are discussed in more detail in five further chapters.

The book brings new typologically informed perspectives on negation in the Uralic family, and it provides valuable data and insights for any linguist working on negation. Negative attraction is extended to multiple indefinites under negation in Section 2.

Sentences involving a range of negative indefinites raise problems for the principle of compositionality of meaning, because some languages assign a double negation reading to such a Author: Henriëtte de Swart.

Negation and opposition in natural language Introduction. Negation is a sine qua non of every human language, yet is absent from otherwise complex systems of animal communication.

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Introduction and overview. This chapter integrates the results on sentential negation (from Chapter 3) with the analysis of negative concord and double negation (from Chapter 4).Section 1 develops the classification of co-occurrence restrictions between sentential negation and negative indefinites in negative concord and double negation : Henriëtte de Swart.

negative indefinites, just as Ladusaw () and Zeijlstra (, ) have argued for n-words (as NIs in Negative Concord languages are standardly referred to); the only difference then between n-words and NIs in Double Negation languages is that the former may be.

Title Page Full Title: Structural Explanations in Syntactic Variation: The Evolution of English Negative and Polarity Indefinites Authors: Heather Burnett (Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, CNRS-Université Paris 7-Diderot) Hilda Koopman (University of California, Los Angeles).

Chapter 8 ("Negative indefinite pronouns") presents an in-depth look at indefinites in negative contexts, a topic which raises a number of questions of interest to Germanicists, in particular the constraints on the co-occurrence of negative indefinites with sentential negation.

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The indefinite adjectives différent(e)(s) and divers(e)(es) are only used in the plural. Maint(e)(s), which is generally used in literary works and not in everyday conversation, may be used in the singular but is usually used in the plural.

Diverses personnes m'ont parlé du. negative indefinites like niemand ‘nobody’ have to co-occur with the negative marker nie. (5) Hier slaap niemand *(nie) (Afrikaans) here sleeps nobody not ‘Nobody sleeps here.’ (Biberauer and Zeijlstra,) While negative concord items are sometimes discussed on a par with NPIs (e.g.

Laka ,File Size: KB. from the Romance languages which occasionally use ostensibly negative indefinites in non-negative contexts.

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