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 the debate, investigating interactions between Neg-raising and clausal so anaphora. Specifically, the data introduced here show that syntactic Neg-extraction does not take place out of an embedded clause; thus, they are only compatible with the semantic/pragmatic analysis of Neg-raising.
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December 15 2022
Neg-Raising via Proform
In Special Collection: CogNet
Online ISSN: 1530-9150
Print ISSN: 0024-3892
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Linguistic Inquiry 1–9.
Yuta Sakamoto; Neg-Raising via Proform. Linguistic Inquiry 2022; doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/ling_a_00474
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