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Pas de deux: further thoughts on the syntax of sentential negation in French

Rowlett, PA 1993, 'Pas de deux: further thoughts on the syntax of sentential negation in French' , Department of Modern Languages Working Papers in Language and Linguistics (18) .

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Abstract

This article supports earlier work by arguing that French negative pas functions as the specifier of NegP at S-structure (at the earliest) rather than at D-structure, as proposed in Pollock's (1989) original formulation of the NegP hypothesis. After reviewing the NegP hypothesis, the author offers additional syntactic evidence to support the refinement proposed in Rowlett (1993a). He goes on to investigate parallels between the revised model and work by Williams (1991) and Fillmore (1963). Finally, he explores theoretical avenues opened up by the refined hypothesis, considering, for example, whether the distinction drawn between constituent and sentential negation is as significant as has traditionally been assumed.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Department of Modern Languages Working Papers in Language and Linguistics
Publisher: University of Salford
Refereed: No
Depositing User: Professor Paul Rowlett
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010 09:49
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9540

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