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In this book, Ljiljana Progovac presents cross-linguistic data on negative polarity, reflexive binding and the subjunctive mood, and proposes a unified analysis for various languages, including English and Serbian/Croatian. She argues that Negative Polarity Items (NPIs), such as 'anyone' and 'ever', are anaphoric in nature and must be bound in their governing category, while Positive Polarity Items (PPIs), such as 'someone' and 'already', are subject to Principle B of the Binding Theory. She also suggests that possible binders (and SUBJECTS) for polarity items are negation or else a polarity operator in the complementiser of questions, conditionals, and other clauses with an unfixed truth-value. Her analysis not only captures many similarities between polarity and anaphora, but also accounts for a number of hitherto unexplained facts about polarity items.

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Ljiljana Progovac presents cross-linguistic data on negative polarity, reflexive binding and the subjunctive mood, and a unified analysis for various languages. She argues that Negative Polarity Items (NPIs), such as ‘anyone’and ‘ever’, are anaphoric in nature and must be bound in their governing category, while Positive Polarity Items (PPIs), such as ‘someone’and ‘already’, are subject to Principle B of the Binding Theory. She captures many similarities between polarity and anaphora, and accounts for hitherto unexplained facts about polarity items.

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In her cross-linguistic survey of negative polarity, reflexive binding and the subjunctive mood, Ljiljana Progovac proposes a unified analysis for various languages and argues that NPIs are anaphoric in nature, while PPIs are subject to Principle B of Binding Theory.

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Study of the positive/negative systems of several languages, working within Binding Theory.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Negative contexts: Serbian/Croatian; 2. Negative contexts: English; 3. Non-negative polarity contexts; 4. Language variation; 5. Rhetorical questions; 6. Subjunctive: domain extensions; 7. Free-choice items; 8. Ladusaw and Linebarger; Notes; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521023795
Editor:
Anderson, S. R.
Editor:
Bresnan, J.
Editor:
Anderson, S. R.
Editor:
Bresnan, J.
Author:
Progovac, Ljiljana
Author:
Progovac, Ljiliana
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Subject:
Grammar, Comparative and general--Syntax Gram
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Linguistics
Series Volume:
68
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.42 in. .61 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Grammar and Style
Reference » Grammar and Usage
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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"Synopsis" by , Ljiljana Progovac presents cross-linguistic data on negative polarity, reflexive binding and the subjunctive mood, and a unified analysis for various languages. She argues that Negative Polarity Items (NPIs), such as ‘anyone’and ‘ever’, are anaphoric in nature and must be bound in their governing category, while Positive Polarity Items (PPIs), such as ‘someone’and ‘already’, are subject to Principle B of the Binding Theory. She captures many similarities between polarity and anaphora, and accounts for hitherto unexplained facts about polarity items.
"Synopsis" by , In her cross-linguistic survey of negative polarity, reflexive binding and the subjunctive mood, Ljiljana Progovac proposes a unified analysis for various languages and argues that NPIs are anaphoric in nature, while PPIs are subject to Principle B of Binding Theory.
"Synopsis" by , Study of the positive/negative systems of several languages, working within Binding Theory.
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