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On the syntax of negation

Itziar Laka

On the syntax of negation

by Itziar Laka

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Negatives.,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-180) and index.

    StatementItziar Laka.
    SeriesOutstanding dissertations in linguistics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP299.N4 L35 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 185 p. :
    Number of Pages185
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1077398M
    ISBN 10081531728X
    LC Control Number94000598

    NOTE: Personne can also be used at the beginning of a statement as a subject. Used this way it means "no one." The il/elle/on form of the verb is then used. Make sure to add ne/n’ in front of the verb in order to negate the whole statement. For example: Personne ne m’aime. (No one likes me.) Personne n’aime faire de Size: KB. Noam Chomsky's book Aspects of the Theory of Syntax developed the idea that each sentence in a language has two levels of representation: a deep structure and a surface structure. The deep structure represents the core semantic relations of a sentence and is mapped onto the surface structure, which follows the phonological form of the sentence very closely, via .

    Totally depends on your syntax theory. Some prefer to do it with a NegP, as suggested bei @eijen: Others assume the negation to be in I: And then again you could see negation as an adverb modifying the VP, as suggested by @BillJ: There really isn't a uniform answer, because that depends so much on your syntax theory. A former lecturer of mine once explained why, from a syntactic point of view, the English rule that negation and questions are formed with the auxiliary do follows from other syntactic facts about English.. More precisely, if you gave a good syntactician not familiar with English a corpus of English sentences containing everything but questions and negated phrases, then s/he could .

    EXAMPLE Write the negation of "Some used cars are reliable." Fact: "Some aren't" is the opposite of "all are." For example, the negation of "All goats are mammals" is "Some goats aren't mammals." Notice that "All goats are mammals" is a statement that is File Size: KB. A negative cash balance can result from writing checks or making electronic transfers that exceed the cash balance on the books. The accounting entries to increase and decrease the cash account are a debit and credit, respectively. Positive and negative cash balances are known as debit and credit balances, respectively.


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In this new book Liliane Haegeman presents an account of sentential negation within a Government and Binding framework. Building on the work of Klima and Lasnik, Haegeman demonstrates the parallelism between negative sentences and interrogative sentences, and gives a unified analysis in terms of a well-formedness condition on syntactic representations: the Cited by: In addition to providing a syntactic analysis of sentential negation the book also raises a number of theoretical issues such as that of the distinction between A-positions and A'-positions and the level of application of well-formedness conditions.

This book will be of interest to all those working on theoretical syntax, Cited by: Collins and Postal present a strong series of arguments in favor of a more syntactic approach to negation and polarity items than is currently in vogue, building mostly on data from complex sentences.

NEG Raising is reinstated as an important movement operation and its syntactic nature argued for on the basis of a broad spectrum of island by: Negation in Syntax (2) a.

*The witnesses denied anything b. *The professor doubts any explanation. As noted by Feldman (), examples like (3) clearly illustrate that this asymmetry is a fact about the structural relation betweeen deny and its sister: (3) I deny that the witnesses denied anything.

The central concern of this work (Ph.D. dissertation, MIT, ) is the syntactic nature of negation, and its relation to other elements in the grammar. Itziar argues that negation.

Book Description: In this book, Chris Collins and Paul Postal consider examples such the one below on the interpretation where Nancy thinks that this course is not interesting:Nancy doesn't think this course is argue such examples instantiate a kind of syntactic raising that they term Classical NEG involves the raising of a NEG (negation) from the.

The Expression of Negation. Negation is a sine qua non of every human language but is absent from otherwise complex systems of animal communication. In many ways, it is negation that makes us human, imbuing us with the capacity to deny, to contradict, to misrepresent, to lie, and to convey irony.

affirmation; (positive and negative) one sentence or statement can be the negation or denial of another. Thus, negation is the process of making a sentence negative usually by adding negative particles within the structure.

All languages have their own rules to change the statement from affirmative to Size: KB. Liliane Haegeman, The syntax of negation. (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics ) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Pp.

xv+ Reviewed by PAUL ROWLETT, University of Salford In this volume, Haegeman brings us up to date on a number of strands of her work on sentential negation — both alone and in collaboration with RaffaellaFile Size: 3MB.

Writing a book review is not the same as writing a book report or a summary. A book review is a critical analysis of a published work that assesses the work's strengths and weaknesses. Many authors strive to have their books reviewed by a professional because a published review (even a negative one) can be a great source of publicity.

CAS LX Syntax I Negation nWe’ve used negation as a test to see if the verb/auxiliary appears before it or after it as an indication of whether the verb has raised or not. We’ve also used adverbs (like often) this way.

nNegation acts different from adverbs. For example, negation keeps the tense affix from being pronounced with a verb (in File Size: KB. Negation is a sine qua non of every human language but is absent from otherwise complex systems of animal communication.

In many ways, it is negation that makes us human, imbuing us with the capacity to deny, to contradict, to misrepresent, to lie, and to convey irony. Theoretical Syntax •When constructing sentences, our brains do a lot of work ‘behind the scenes’. •Syntactic theories attempt to discover these hidden processes.

•While languages differ a lot on the surface, they are very similar in what goes on ‘behind the scenes’. •The following slides will introduce the type of work done inFile Size: KB. Writing a negative book review that doesn’t properly explain why you disliked it does the author a huge disservice.

If you’re going to publicly shame their work, the least you can do is clearly explain what went wrong for you. Here are my top tips for writing a good review of a bad book: Don’t be nasty.

This is the most important. By Geraldine Woods. Three little letters — not — turn a positive comment (“I like your boots”) to a negative one (“I do not like your boots”).Apart from the fashion critique, what do you notice about the negative statement. The verb changes from like to do need that extra part because “I not like” isn’t proper English.

The syntax of negation. [Liliane M V Haegeman] -- In this new book Liliane Haegeman presents an account of sentential negation within a Government and Binding framework. Building on the work of Klima and Lasnik, Haegeman demonstrates the parallelism.

The Tungusic language E venki provides a very simple example of a negation construction which is partially expressed by the connegative form of the lex- ical verb (Nedjalkov,96–).

The negation of the statement B is "There exists a poor person who is not sad." Putting this together gives: "All rich people are happy, but there exists a poor person who is not sad" as the negation of "If all rich people are happy, then all poor people are sad.".

The Syntax of Negation - by Liliane Haegeman March We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our : Liliane Haegeman.

introduction of this grammar book, transferred negation, particularly common in informal style, is the transfer of the negative from a subordinate clause (generally a that-clause), where semantically it belongs, to the matrix clause (Quirk et al., ).

For example, the sentence “I believe she won’t come tomorrow.” could beFile Size: KB. In this book Liliane Haegeman presents an account of sentential negation within a Government and Binding framework.

Building on the work of Klima and Lasnik, Haegeman demonstrates the parallelism between negative sentences and interrogative sentences, and gives a unified analysis in terms of a well-formedness condition on syntactic representations: the 3/5(1).A few notes on negative clauses, polarity items, and scope Geoffrey K.

Pullum. Negative clauses are best described in terms of modifications of canonical clauses, which by definition have positive polarity. And English has quite an array of different ways in which the modification can be done.A closed sentence is an objective statement which is either true or false.

An open sentence is a statement which contains a variable and becomes either true or false depending on the value that replaces the variable. The negation of statement p is "not p", symbolized by "~p". A statement and its negation have opposite truth values.