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On negative licensing contexts and the role of n-words

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Published in Approaches to Hungarian. 2002, vol. 8, p. 81-106
Abstract This paper discusses some of the consequences of the assumption that Hungarian negative elements - or n-words - are not inherently negative. On the one hand, this assumption seems to raise potential problems, which I will argue can be solved under an analysis which resorts to ellipsis. On the other hand, given the restrictions on the licensing of n-words in Hungarian, namely the fact that despite the assumption just mentioned, they seem to depend somehow on strict negative contexts for their licensing, I propose an analysis of n-words which discriminates between licensing, interpretation and surface position.
Keywords NegationN-wordsHungarianLicensingInterpretation
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PUSKAS, Genoveva. On negative licensing contexts and the role of n-words. In: Approaches to Hungarian, 2002, vol. 8, p. 81-106. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:96346

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