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Title: Beyond 'Any' and 'Ever'
Subtitle: New Explorations in Negative Polarity Sensitivity
Edited By: Eva Csipak
Regine Eckardt
Mingya Liu
Manfred Sailer
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/203684?format=G
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 262
Description:

The grammar of negative polarity items is one of the challenges for linguistic theory. NPIs cross-cut all traditional categories in grammar and semantics, yet their distribution is by no means arbitrary. Theories of NPI licensing have been proposed in terms of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics - each with its own merits and problems. The volume comprises state-of-the-art studies and suggests an interpolation approach to NPI licensing.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Pragmatics
Semantics
Syntax
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110303728
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

 
 
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ISBN-13: 9783110305234
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95