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dc.contributor.authorJablonska, Patrycja
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-18T06:30:36Z
dc.date.available2006-09-18T06:30:36Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.description.abstractThe present paper investigates the contexts in which the so-called n-words - the items which are taken to be Negative Polarity Items in Slavic languages - unexpectedly occur without a licensing negation marker on the verb. This particular usage of n-words seems to point towards an ambiguous behaviour of the items in question: in an antimorphic contexts they are NPIs; otherwise they are negative quantifiers with negation having narrow scope w.r.t. the event variable. The paper tries to answer the question why the latter use is restricted to certain adverbials. I argue that the availability of 'logophoric' n-words turns on the issue of what the adverbial PP is predicated of. This intuition is formalized using Higginbothamistic view on l-(exical) syntax, where the nature of $Theta$-identification of the adverbial with the verb is of fundamental importance. The semantic requirement, however, turns out to be insufficient. Hence the syntactic position of the PP on the hierarchy of thematic roles also has to be taken into consideration. The data analysed include adverbials of manner, reason, time, place, direction, resultatives and depictives.en
dc.descriptionIn special issue: Proceedings of SCL 19en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.citationNordlyd 31.1(2003) pp 132-149en
dc.identifier.issn1503-8599
dc.identifier.nb-fulltextFulltext http://www.ub.uit.no/munin/bitstream/10037/269/1/article.pdf
dc.identifier.nb-urnURN URN:NBN:no-uit_munin_129
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10037/269
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_129
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherUniversitetet i Tromsøen
dc.publisherUniversity of Tromsøen
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Allmenn språkvitenskap og fonetikk: 011en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Andre slaviske språk: 029en
dc.subjectnegative polarity itemsen
dc.subjectnegative quantifiersen
dc.subjectevent compositionen
dc.subjecttheta-identificationen
dc.subjectadverbialsen
dc.subjectsecond predicatesen
dc.subjectl-syntaxen
dc.titleQuirky n-words in Polish. NPIs, negative quantifiers or neither?en
dc.typeJournal articleen


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