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Query Details

Query Subject:   Scope of negation in Bengali
Author:   Jonny Butler
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Subject Language(s):  Bengali

Query:   Bengali (Bangla) has two morphologically distinct negative particles, `na' and `ni'. Ramchand (2002) analyses these two markers as being logically distinct also, `na' serving to negate the event, `ni' to negate the proposition.

If this is so, we might expect that `na' and `ni' differ quite generally in their scope behaviour - does anyone know of, or do, any work on the interactions of `na' and `ni' with other scope bearing elements in Bengali?

A summary will appear in due course.

Thanks very much,

Jonny Butler
University of York, UK
LL Issue: 8.1471
Date posted: 12-Oct-1997


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