Negative and Positive Polarity by Ljiljana Progovac
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Negative and Positive Polarity
By Ljiljana Progovac

Negative and Positive Polarity

A Binding Approach

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Negative and Positive Polarity by Ljiljana Progovac

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In this book, Ljiljana Progovac presents cross-linguistic data on negative polarity, reflexive binding and the subjunctive mood, and proposes a unified analysis for various languages, including English and Serbian/Croatian. She argues that Negative Polarity Items (NPIs), such as 'anyone' and 'ever', are anaphoric in nature and must be bound in their governing category, while Positive Polarity Items (PPIs), such as 'someone' and 'already', are subject to Principle B of the Binding Theory. She also suggests that possible binders (and SUBJECTS) for polarity items are negation or else a polarity operator in the complementiser of questions, conditionals, and other clauses with an unfixed truth-value. Her analysis not only captures many similarities between polarity and anaphora, but also accounts for a number of hitherto unexplained facts about polarity items.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521444804
ISBN-10: 0521444802
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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