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Crowgey, Joshua: An a priori Typology of Sentential Negation from an HPSG Perspective

In this paper I explore the logical range of sentential negation types predicted by the theory of HPSG. I find that typological surveys confirm that attested simple negation strategies neatly line up with the types of lexical material given by assuming Lexical Integrity and standard Phrase Structure Grammar dependencies. I then extend the methodology to bipartite negation and derive a space of predicted sentential negation types. I present details of the analysis for each type and relevant examples where possible.


Maintained by Stefan Müller

Created: October 15, 2012
Last modified: May 19, 2014

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