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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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.
|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:||Department of Modern Languages Working Papers in Language and Linguistics|
|Publisher:||University of Salford|
|Depositing User:||Professor Paul Rowlett|
|Date Deposited:||10 Aug 2010 09:49|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:41|
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