Scope of negation in Bengali
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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,
University of York, UK
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