Whether NEG-raising should be handled in syntax or semantics/pragmatics has been hotly debated in the literature; one crucial difference between the two analyses is the presence/absence of syntactic NEG extraction out of an embedded clause. This squib tackles on the debate, investigating interactions between NEG-raising and clausal so anaphora. Specifically, the novel data introduced in this squib shows that syntactic NEG extraction does not take place out of an embedded clause, thus being only compatible with the semantic/pragmatic analysis of NEG-raising.

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