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Message 1: Negation & Focus

Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 00:05:02 +0530
From: sharbani <sharbevsnl.net>
Subject: Negation & Focus



	
	A Few days back I had posted the following query to the LINGUIST.
	
	Q1) I am looking for some work on Negation & Focus.
	Q2) I have tried downloading Paul Hagstrom's paper on 'Negation Focus & 
	do-suppport in Korean', but it doesn't work.

	 I am really overwhelmed by the response. Thank you all very much.
	
	Now, let me handle the answer to Q2) first:
	1)
	A) Paul Hagstrom wrote back and he gave me the following address of his 
	 Webpage
	http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/hagstrom/linguistics.html
	
	B) The following is the address of the web page for for a seminar on
	focus that he taught about a year ago. 
	http://www.cog.jhu.edu/~hagstrom/focsem2000.html
	 it has some references on focus.
	
	C) This is the address of the 'Glot International' 
	
	 http://www.glotinternational.com/
	
	One can look at issue 1(7) [it's free for now, though one has to 
	register to get access] which has an overview article by de
	Swart and de
	Hoop on focus.
	
	D) He also suggested Jackendoff's 1972 book.
	
	Paul Hagstrom's email address is the following ( I got it wrong at 
	first).
	 hagstrombu.edu
	
	2)
	
	Tamara Nicole nicolcogsci.jhu.edu
	too gave me the following addresses of Paul Hagstrom.
	
	Paul Hagstrom - Linguistics Papers and Publications
	http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/hagstrom/linguistics.html
	
	Negation, Focus, and do-Support in Korean
	http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/hagstrom/papers/NegFocDo.pdf
	
	Thanx for clearing the confusion.
	
	Answers to Q1):
	
	A) Wouden A. van der <A.van.der.Woudenlet.rug.nl>
	 suggested that I should take a look at
	
	 Herburger, Helena (2000) What Counts: Focus and
	 Quantification. (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs # 36.)
	 The MIT Press. Paperback, xiv + 184 pp.
	 
	which was reviewed on Linguist recently. I really really wish I can get 
	a copy of this book.
	
	B) Dr. Pierre Larriv=E9e
	 School of Languages and European Studies, Aston University
	 Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom
	Tel +44 (0)121 359 3621 ext. 5454, Fax +44 (0)121 359 6153
	Web http://www.les.aston.ac.uk/staff/pl.html
	
	has suggested the article in English from his following book, which 
	is in French however.
	
	 Pierre Larriv=E9e. 2001. L'interpr=E9tation des phrases
	 n=E9gatives: port=E9e et foyer des n=E9gations en fran=E7ais.
	 Collection Champs linguistiques. Paris: Duculot. 242
	 pages.
	
	 Some elements of the book are presented in the following English 
	article:
	
	Pierre Larriv=E9e. 2000. Linguistic Meaning, Knowledge,
	and Utterance Interpretation. Bert Peeters (dir.). The
	lexicon-encyclopedia interface. Collection Current
	Research in the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface.
	Oxford: Elsevier. 145-167.
	
	He has been already posted the English article to me.
	Thank you very very much.
	
	C)Eitan Grossman <eitan_g_ilyahoo.com> wrote,
	
	I would recommend a paper found in Gideon Goldenberg's
	Studies in Semitic Linguistics (Magnes Press). It has
	several articles dealing with negation and focus, and
	though it brings examples from Semitic languages, it
	was written with a general-linguistics audience in
	mind. I would especially recommend the article "On
	Verb Structure and the Hebrew Verb," and "The
	Tautological Infinitive." In addition, I would
	investigate the Egyptological writings of HJ Polotsky,
	most notably "Etudes du Syntaxe Copte" which has a
	great deal on focus and was probably the pioneering
	work in any language on the Cleft Sentence .
	

	
	D) Haihua Pan, Ph.D. <cthpancityu.edu.hk>
	sent me the following paper:
	
	" Chinese Negation Marker Bu and its association with Focus"
	 Peppina LEE Po-lun and PAN Haihua
	 City University of Hongkong
	
	E) And Marc Picard <picardvax2.concordia.ca>
	 sent this HUGE MLA database
	
	Record 1 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Negation and Focus in Hungarian: An Optimality Theory Account
	AU: Payne,-John; Chisarik,-Erika
	SO: Transactions-of-the-Philological-Society, Cambridge, England (TPS). 
	2000, 98:1, 185-230
	IS: 0079-1636
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 2000
	DE: Hungarian-language; syntax-; negation-; and word-order; relationship 
	to focus-; application of optimality-theory
	SQ: 2000-3-5315
	UD: 200007
	AN: 2000077397
	SP$ISSN: 0079-1636
	SP$VOLUME: 98
	SP$ISSUE: 1
	
	Record 2 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: (Non-)Occurrence of Sentential no in Spanish Negative Sentences
	AU: Martin-Gonzalez,-Javier
	SO: Transactions-of-the-Philological-Society, Cambridge, England (TPS). 
	2000, 98:1, 161-83
	IS: 0079-1636
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 2000
	DE: Spanish-language; syntax-; negation-; negative-sentence; 
	relationship to topic-; focus-
	SQ: 2000-3-4803
	UD: 200007
	AN: 2000077396
	SP$ISSN: 0079-1636
	SP$VOLUME: 98
	SP$ISSUE: 1
	SP$PAGE1: 161
	
	Record 3 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Adverbials of Aspectual Focus and Negation in Dutch
	AU: Smessaert,-Hans
	SO: Belgian-Journal-of-Linguistics, Brussels, Belgium (BJL). 1998, 12, 
	61-75
	IS: 0774-5141
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1998
	DE: Dutch-language; syntax-; aspect-; and negation-; relationship to 
	adverbial-of-time
	SQ: 1999-3-6863
	UD: 199910
	AN: 1999095793
	
	Record 4 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Contrastive Focus, French N-Words and Variation
	AU: Vinet,-Marie-Therese
	SO: Canadian-Journal-of-Linguistics-Revue-Canadienne-de-Linguistique, 
	3P8, Canada (CJL). 1998 Mar, 43:1, 121-41
	IS: 0008-4131
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1998
	DE: French-language-Modern; French-Canadian-dialect; syntax-; negation-; 
	relationship to contrastive-stress; semantics-; application of 
	minimalist-program
	SQ: 1999-3-8447
	UD: 199911
	AN: 1999014168
	SP$ISSN: 0008-4131
	SP$VOLUME: 43
	SP$ISSUE: 1
	SP$PAGE1: 121
	
	Record 5 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Individual and Functional Readings for Focus, Wh- and Negative 
	Operators: Evidence from Greek
	AU: Tsimpli,-Ianthi-Maria
	SO: 197-227 IN Brian-Joseph-D. (ed. and introd.); Horrocks-Geoffrey-C. 
	(ed. and introd.); Philippaki-Warburton-Irene (ed. and introd.). Themes 
	in Greek Linguistics, II. Amsterdam, Netherlands : Benjamins, 1998. x, 
	335 pp.
	SE: 
	Amsterdam-Studies-in-the-Theory-and-History-of-Linguistic-Science-IV, 
	6N5, Canada (CILT); 159
	IS: 0304-0763
	LA: English
	PT: book-article
	PY: 1998
	DE: Greek-language-Modern; syntax-; negation-; relationship to focus-; 
	Wh-construction
	SQ: 1998-3-7502
	UD: 199810
	AN: 1998095955
	
	Record 6 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Negation and Predication
	AU: Stroik,-Thomas
	SO: Linguistic-Analysis, Vashon, WA (LingA). 1997, 27:3-4, 245-68
	IS: 0098-9053
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1997
	DE: English-language-Modern; syntax-; negation-; as focus-; relationship 
	to predication-
	SQ: 1998-3-6367
	UD: 199809
	AN: 1998095505
	SP$ISSN: 0098-9053
	SP$VOLUME: 27
	SP$ISSUE: 3-4
	SP$PAGE1: 245
	
	Record 7 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: The Negation maasii in a Yaafi'i Dialect (Yemen); Papers from the 
	Ninth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics
	AU: Vanhove,-Martine
	SO: 195-206 IN Eid-Mushira (ed. and introd.); Parkinson-Dilworth (ed. 
	and introd.). Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics, IX. Amsterdam, 
	Netherlands : Benjamins, 1996. vii, 249 pp.
	SE: 
	Amsterdam-Studies-in-the-Theory-and-History-of-Linguistic-Science-IV, 
	6N5, Canada (CILT); 141
	IS: 0304-0763
	LA: English
	PT: book-article
	PY: 1996
	DE: Arabic-language-Modern; Yemen-; Yaafi'-; syntax-; negation-; 
	relationship to focus-; speaker-attitude; morphology-; dialectology-
	SQ: 1997-3-10606
	UD: 199707
	AN: 1997096507
	
	Record 8 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: The Role of Focus in the Licensing and Interpretation of Negative 
	Polarity Items; Selected Papers from the Colloquium "Negation: Syntax 
	and Semantics," Ottawa, 11-13 May 1995
	AU: Rohrbaugh,-Eugene
	SO: 311-21 IN Forget-Danielle (ed. and foreword); Hirschbuhler-Paul (ed. 
	and foreword); Martineau-France (ed. and foreword); Rivero-Maria-Luisa 
	(ed. and foreword). Negation and Polarity: Syntax and Semantics. 
	Amsterdam, Netherlands : Benjamins, 1997. viii, 365 pp.
	SE: 
	Amsterdam-Studies-in-the-Theory-and-History-of-Linguistic-Science-IV, 
	6N5, Canada (CILT); 155
	IS: 0304-0763
	LA: English
	PT: book-article
	PY: 1997
	DE: English-language-Modern; semantics-; role of focus-; in licensing-; 
	of negative-polarity; treatment in Kadmon,-Nirit; and Landman,-Fred
	SQ: 1997-3-6294
	UD: 199705
	AN: 1997095544
	
	Record 9 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: The Great Scope Inversion Conspiracy
	AU: Buring,-Daniel
	SO: Linguistics-and-Philosophy:-An-International-Journal, Rochester, NY 
	(Ling&P). 1997 Apr, 20:2, 175-94
	IS: 0165-0157
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1997
	DE: German-language-New-High; syntax-; negation-; and quantifier-; 
	relationship to scope-; of focus-; topic-
	SQ: 1997-3-7546
	UD: 199702
	AN: 1997094236
	SP$ISSN: 0165-0157
	SP$VOLUME: 20
	SP$ISSUE: 2
	SP$PAGE1: 175
	
	Record 10 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Zum Verhaltnis von Syntax und Pragmatik beim Erstspracherwerb
	AU: Bruyere,-Sabine
	SO: Wiener-Linguistische-Gazette, Vienna, Austria (WLG). 1989-1990, 
	45-46, 33-52
	LA: German
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1989
	NT: English summary.
	DE: German-language-New-High; syntax-; word-order; and negation-; 
	relationship to topic-; focus-; syntactic-development
	SQ: 1997-3-7570
	UD: 199703
	AN: 1997090884
	
	Record 11 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: The Acquisition of Scope in L2 German
	AU: Becker,-Angelika; Dietrich,-Rainer
	SO: LiLi:-Zeitschrift-fur-Literaturwissenschaft-und-Linguistik, Siegen, 
	Germany (LiLi). 1996 Dec, 26:104, 115-40
	IS: 0049-8653
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1996
	DE: German-language-New-High; syntax-; negation-; of particle-; of 
	focus-; relationship to German-language-learning
	SQ: 1997-3-7545
	UD: 199705
	AN: 1997010304
	SP$ISSN: 0049-8653
	SP$VOLUME: 26
	SP$ISSUE: 104
	SP$PAGE1: 115
	
	Record 12 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Topic-Focus Articulation - a Matter of Langue or Parole? The Case of 
	Negation; Papers in Honour of Hans-Heinrich Lieb on Occasion of His 60th 
	Birthday
	AU: Hajicova,-Eva
	SO: 167-75 IN Sackmann-Robin (ed.); Budde-Monika (asst. ed.); 
	Lieb-Doczy-Agnes (biog.). Theoretical Linguistics and Grammatical 
	Description. Amsterdam : Benjamins, 1996. x, 375 pp.
	SE: 
	Amsterdam-Studies-in-the-Theory-and-History-of-Linguistic-Science-IV:-Cur
	rent-Issues-in-Linguistic-Theory, Amsterdam, Netherlands (CILT); 138
	IS: 0304-0763
	LA: English
	PT: book-article
	PY: 1996
	DE: language-; syntax-; negation-; relationship to scope-; of focus-; 
	topic-
	SQ: 1996-3-3512
	UD: 199601
	AN: 1996095309
	
	Record 13 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Polarity Items
	AU: Krifka,-Manfred
	SO: Linguistic-Analysis, Seattle, WA (LingA). 1995, 25:3-4, 209-57
	IS: 0098-9053
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1995
	DE: English-language-Modern; syntax-; negation-; negative-polarity; 
	relationship to focus-; pragmatics-
	SQ: 1995-3-5612
	UD: 199501
	AN: 1995076641
	SP$ISSN: 0098-9053
	SP$VOLUME: 25
	SP$ISSUE: 3-4
	SP$PAGE1: 209
	
	Record 14 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Negation, Focus and Tense: The Arabic Maa and Laa
	AU: Ouhalla,-Jamal
	SO: Rivista-di-Linguistica, Turin, Italy (RdLing). 1993, 5:2, 275-300
	IS: 1120-2726
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1993
	DE: Arabic-language-Modern; syntax-; negation-; relationship to focus-; 
	tense-
	SQ: 1995-3-8963
	UD: 199501
	AN: 1995016181
	SP$ISSN: 1120-2726
	SP$VOLUME: 5
	SP$ISSUE: 2
	SP$PAGE1: 275
	
	Record 15 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Focus, Metalinguistic Negation and Contrastive Negation
	AU: Yeh,-Ling-hsia
	SO: Journal-of-Chinese-Linguistics, Berkeley, CA (JChinL). 1995 June, 
	23:2, 42-75
	IS: 0091-3723
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1995
	DE: Mandarin-language; syntax-; negation-
	SQ: 1995-3-8223
	UD: 199501
	AN: 1995011980
	SP$ISSN: 0091-3723
	SP$VOLUME: 23
	SP$ISSUE: 2
	SP$PAGE1: 42
	
	Record 16 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Focus in Quechua
	AU: Muysken,-Pieter
	SO: 375-93 IN Kiss-Katalin-E. (ed.). Discourse Configurational 
	Languages. New York : Oxford UP, 1995. 393 pp.
	SE: Oxford-Studies-in-Comparative-Syntax
	LA: English
	PT: book-article
	PY: 1995
	DE: Quechua-language; syntax-; focus-; evidentiality-; relationship to 
	question-; negation-
	SQ: 1995-3-9122
	UD: 199501
	AN: 1995011629
	
	Record 17 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: No . . . pas in Catalan and the Structure of NegP
	AU: Espanol-Echevarria,-Manuel
	SO: Romance-Linguistics-and-Literature-Review, Los Angeles, CA (RL&LR). 
	1993 Fall, 6, 1-16
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1993
	DE: Catalan-language; syntax-; negation-; relationship to focus-
	SQ: 1994-3-8094
	UD: 199401
	AN: 1994015110
	
	Record 18 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Les Lectures de ne . . . pas: Elements d'une explication modulaire
	AU: Nolke,-Henning
	SO: LINX 1994, Supp., 223-34
	LA: French
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1994
	NT: Eng. sum., 382-83.
	DE: French-language-Modern; syntax-; negation-; relationship to focus-; 
	scope-; study example metalinguistic-negation
	SQ: 1994-3-7959
	UD: 199401
	AN: 1994012470
	
	Record 19 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Some Pragmatic Aspects of Negation and Focus in Discourse
	AU: Takahara,-Paul-O.
	SO: III: 261-64 IN Crochetiere-Andre (ed.); Boulanger-Jean-Claude (ed.); 
	Ouellon-Conrad (ed.); Auger-Pierre (opening & conclusion); 
	Gervais-Michel (opening); Robins-Robert-W. (opening & conclusion); 
	Fromkin-Victoria (conclusion); Hewson-John (conclusion). Actes du XVe 
	Congres International des Linguistes, Quebec, Universite Laval, 9-14 
	aout 1992: Les Langues menacees/Endangered Languages: Proceedings of the 
	XVth International Congress of Linguists, Quebec, Universite Laval, 9-14 
	August 1992. Sainte-Foy : PU Laval, 1993. xxxiv, 424 + x, 406 + xiii, 
	542 + xii, 498 pp.
	LA: English
	PT: book-article
	PY: 1993
	DE: English-language-Modern; and Japanese-language; syntax-; negation-; 
	relationship to focus-
	SQ: 1993-3-6961
	UD: 199301
	AN: 1993013917
	
	Record 20 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Focus and Presupposition in Dynamic Interpretation
	AU: Krifka,-Manfred
	SO: =
	Journal-of-Semantics:-An-International-Journal-for-the-Interdisciplinary-
	Study-of-the-Semantics-of-Natural-Language, Oxford, England (JoS). 1993, 
	10:4, 269-300
	IS: 0167-5133
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1993
	NT: Cont. from "A Compositional Semantics for Multiple Focus 
	Constructions." Linguistische Berichte. 1992; Supp. 4.
	DE: English-language-Modern; semantics-; focus-; relationship to 
	negation-; presupposition-; anaphora-; dynamic-approach
	SQ: 1993-3-6481
	UD: 199301
	AN: 1993012780
	SP$ISSN: 0167-5133
	SP$VOLUME: 10
	SP$ISSUE: 4
	SP$PAGE1: 269
	
	Record 21 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: Scope of Negation and Focus in Gullah
	AU: Mufwene,-Salikoko-S.
	SO: 95-116 IN Byrne-Francis (ed.); Winford-Donald (ed.). Focus and 
	Grammatical Relations in Creole Languages. Amsterdam : Benjamins, 1993. 
	xvi, 329 pp.
	SE: Creole-Language-Library, Amsterdam, Netherlands (CLL); 12
	IS: 0920-9026
	LA: English
	PT: book-article
	PY: 1993
	DE: English-language-Modern; Gullah-English-Creole-language; syntax-; 
	negation-; and focus-; relationship to morphology-
	SQ: 1993-3-6959
	UD: 199301
	AN: 1993012298
	
	Record 22 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1991-2001/03
	
	TI: On the Focus of the Sentence Using 'NODA'
	AU: Horikawa,-Tomoya
	SO: Language-and-Culture, Sapporo, Japan (Lang&C). 1990, 19, 91-107
	IS: 0286-3855
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1990
	NT: In Jap.; Eng. sum.
	DE: Japanese-language; syntax-; negation-; relationship to 
	nominalization-; focus-; scope-
	SQ: 1991-3-9853
	UD: 199101
	AN: 1991094223
	
	Record 23 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1963-1990
	
	TI: Scope of Negation and Focus of Negation Revisited
	AU: Xu,-Shenghuan
	SO: Waiguoyu, Beijing, China (Waiguoyu). 1990 Oct., 5:69, 17-27
	IS: 1004-5139
	LA: Chinese
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1990
	NT: In Chin.
	DE: English-language-Modern; syntax-; negation-
	SQ: 1990-3-7063
	UD: 199001
	AN: 1990075583
	SP$VOLUME: 5
	SP$ISSUE: 69
	SP$PAGE1: 17
	
	Record 24 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1963-1990
	
	TI: Amn't I, or the Hole in the Pattern
	AU: Francis,-W.-Nelson
	SO: 141-152 IN Viereck-Wolfgang (ed. & introd.). Focus on England and 
	Wales. Amsterdam : Benjamins, 1985. 304 pp.
	SE: Varieties-of-English-Around-the-World, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
	(VEAW); G4
	IS: 0172-7362
	LA: English
	PT: book-article
	PY: 1985
	DE: English-language-Modern; British-English-dialect; morphology-; 
	negation-; in first-person-singular
	SQ: 1985-3-5181
	UD: 198501
	AN: 1985014795
	
	Record 25 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1963-1990
	
	TI: Focus and Negation
	AU: Hajicova,-Eva
	SO: 83-115 IN Zampolli-Antonio (ed.). Linguistic Structures Processing. 
	Amsterdam : North-Holland, 1977. xii, 585 pp.
	SE: Fundamental-Studies-in-Computer-Science; 5
	LA: English
	PT: book-article
	PY: 1977
	DE: language-; semantics-; focus-; negation-; theories of 
	Prague-School-of-Linguistics
	SQ: 1981-3-3277
	UD: 198101
	AN: 1981004239
	
	Record 26 of 26 - MLA Bibliography 1963-1990
	
	TI: Modifiers in Co-Operation: Negation, Aspect, Focus and Modality in 
	Chinese
	AU: Gebauer,-Margaret-S.-C.-See
	SO: Cornell-Working-Papers-in-Linguistics, Ithaca, NY 1980, 1, 175-95
	LA: English
	PT: journal-article
	PY: 1980
	DE: Chinese-languages; Mandarin-language
	SQ: 1980-3-12601
	UD: 198001
	AN: 1980312601
	
	Once again, you have all been extremely helpful. I can't ask for more.
	
	SHARBANI BANERJI
	sharbevsnl.net
	
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