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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 10:49
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:20
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9540

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