S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) English Language and Literature (영어영문학과) SNU working papers in English language and linguistics SNU working papers in English language and linguistics Vol.02 (2003)
Licensing Constraint of Negative Polarity Items in English
- Yoon, SuWon
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- SNU Working Papers in English Language and Linguistics, Vol.2, pp. 108-132
- The purpose of this paper is to investigate on NPI-licensing constraint focusing on English interrogative sentences and clarify their behavior within the formalism of HPSG. The Polarity Operator in questions and imperatives will be examined to clarify their syntactic and semantic properties. In this paper, Tonhauser (2001), most of which I basically agree to, will be modified to have a stronger power incorporating all relevant NPI-licensing phenomena into one single principle - (non)veridicality.