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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Peters, Hugues M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Modern Languages and Literature
Article Title
An alterative proposal for French negation
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Linguistica atlantica
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Refereed
Date of Publication
1999
Volume ID
21
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107-36
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Abstract
Discusses the structure of sentential negation in modern standard French within the feature based framework developed in Chomsky's (1995) minimalist program. The main characteristic of my account is that it does not rely on a specific negative functional category NegP, while still being able to account for the facts that motivated the latter proposal in the first place. Briefly indicates the manner in which my proposal could be extended to the explanation of negation in other languages, especially in other Romance languages, and non-standard French dialects.....
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