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Title: Scope widening of negation in Modal Constructions
Author⁄s: Moscati, Vincenzo
Date issued: 2010
Type of document: Article
Is part of: Rivista di Grammatica Generativa, vol. 35 (2010), p. 49 - 73
Publisher: Padova, Unipress
Abstract: Scope interactions of negative operators will be considered from two points of view: cross-linguistic variation and inverse scope over (root) modality. In this paper, I argue that, in order to unify the interpretive properties of the negative operator across languages and to derive the appropriate scope, we need a non-isomorphic LF-PF mapping. This can be done by means of a covert operation able to derive scope-shift readings.
Language: eng
Access rights: open
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