Sentential Negation in French

Paperback | October 1, 1998

byPaul Rowlett

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This is the first full-length study of sentential negation phenomena in French. Paul Rowlett assesses, from a generative perspective, the respective contribution made to the expression of clausal polarity by ne, pas, and elements such as jamais and personne. His conclusions have far-reachingimplications, leading to the controversial hypothesis that, despite widespread belief, French is not a negative concord language.

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This is the first full-length study of sentential negation phenomena in French. Paul Rowlett assesses, from a generative perspective, the respective contribution made to the expression of clausal polarity by ne, pas, and elements such as jamais and personne. His conclusions have far-reachingimplications, leading to the controversial hy...

Paul Rowlett is at University of Salford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195125916

ISBN - 13:9780195125917

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Table of Contents

1. Foundations2. The Negative Marker3. Jespersen's Generalization4. Other Negative Adverbs5. Negative ArgumentsReferences, Index