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Negative Sensitive Indefinites in Maltese

Camilleri, Maris and Sadler, Louisa (2017) Negative Sensitive Indefinites in Maltese. In: LFG 2017, 2017-07-25 - 2017-07-27, Konstanz.

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Abstract

This paper looks at sentential negation in Maltese and the syntactic be- haviour of a group of negative sensitive indefinite items in Maltese, for which existing literature offers only a partial (and indeed partially incorrect) charac- terisation. We focus on syntactic aspects of the interplay between sentential negation and negative sensitive items (NSIs), both negative concord items (NCIs) and negative polarity items (NPIs). Our primary aim is to provide a solid description of the somewhat complex facts and some formalisation of the syntactic aspects in LFG, building on previous work on syntactic aspects of negation in this framework.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Proceedings of the LFG '17 Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maltese, Negative Sensitive Indefinites, Negative Concord
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 12:22
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 12:22
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21702

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