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Negative Concord

Doris Penka

in Negative Indefinites

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567263
eISBN:
9780191723261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567263.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the phenomenon of negative concord, where multiple instances of morph-syntactically negative elements contribute a single negation to the semantics. It discusses ... More


Diagnosing Agreement

Maria Teresa Guasti and Ora Matushansky

in Diagnosing Syntax

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602490
eISBN:
9780191757297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a summary of Part III of the study, which addressed the question of to what extent — if at all — morphological agreement can serve as a diagnostic for syntactic agreement. The ... More


Competing controllers and agreement potential

Marina Chumakina and Oliver Bond

in Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Archi presents a number of challenging problems for syntactic theory as a result of the (semi-)predictable non-uniformity within the agreement system. An adequate model must account for the behaviour ... More


Agreement Unified: Arabic

Jamal Ouhalla

in Diagnosing Syntax

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602490
eISBN:
9780191757297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Arabic varieties collectively show the following main types of agreement: verb‐agreement in clauses; participle and adjective‐agreement in clauses and noun phrases; relative Comp‐agreement in noun ... More


Developments in Hellenistic-Roman times and the Nonveridicality projection (third century BC to fourth century AD)

Katerina Chatzopoulou

in Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198712404
eISBN:
9780191780912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712404.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines sentential negation during the Hellenistic Koine stage of Greek based on non-atticizing texts mainly from the first century BC to the second century AD. Structural developments ... More


Licensing Negative Sensitive Items

Ahmad Alqassas

in A Multi-locus Analysis of Arabic Negation: Micro-variation in Southern Levantine, Gulf and Standard Arabic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433143
eISBN:
9781474460156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433143.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter introduces the key contrasts between two major NSI categories and shows the explanatory adequacy of the multi-locus analysis of negation to account for the mutual exclusivity between ... More


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