Classical NEG Raising: An Essay on the Syntax of Negation by Chris Collins,Paul M. Postal,Laurence R. Horn

By Chris Collins,Paul M. Postal,Laurence R. Horn

In this publication, Chris Collins and Paul Postal give some thought to examples such the only less than at the interpretation the place Nancy thinks that this path isn't interesting:Nancy does not imagine this direction is interesting.They argue such examples instantiate one of those syntactic elevating that they time period Classical NEG elevating. This includes the elevating of a NEG (negation) from the embedded clause to the matrix clause. Collins and Postal increase 3 major arguments to help their declare. First, they convey that Classical NEG elevating obeys island constraints. moment, they record syntactic elevating research predicts either the grammaticality and specific homes of what they time period Horn clauses (named for Laurence Horn, who came across them). ultimately, they argue that the homes of yes parenthetical constructions strongly aid the syntactic personality of Classical NEG elevating. Collins and Postal additionally supply an in depth research of the most argument within the literature opposed to a syntactic elevating research (which they name the Composed Quantifier Argument). They convey that the proof appealed to during this argument not just fail to clash with their procedure yet truly help a syntactic view. during their argument, Collins and Postal contact on numerous similar issues, together with the syntax of damaging polarity goods, the prestige of sequential negation, and the scope of detrimental quantifiers.

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