Rowlett, PA 1993, 'On the syntactic derivation of negative sentence adverbials' , Journal of French Language Studies, 3 (1) , pp. 39-69.
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We consider recent Government-Binding work on sentential negation, e.g. by Pollock, and evaluate a fundamental assumption made about the syntax of negative clauses. While accepting that ne is generated as the head of NegP, we reject the dual claim that pas is characteristically: (a) a maximal projection, and (b) base-generated as the specifier of ne. We offer a three-sided argument against such an analysis, invoking: (a) the incompatibility of the proposal with the status of pas as a nominal; (b) the interaction between pas, etc, and indefinite direct objects; and (c) the syntax of 'adverbials'. We go on to consider Obenauer's work on 'quantification at a distance' and Battye's work on 'nominal quantification'. On the basis of this work, we posit that pas is generated lower in clause structure, either VP-adjoined or as the head of a determiner-less direct object DP.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Memory, Text and Place
|Schools:||Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of French Language Studies|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Depositing User:||Professor Paul Rowlett|
|Date Deposited:||31 Jan 2011 11:40|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:40|
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