The Distribution of Negated Quantifier Phrases in English
Chris Collins
March 2017
 

This paper investigates the syntactic distribution of negated quantifier phrases in English. I give an overview of the syntactic positions where negated quantifier phrases can and cannot appear. I propose a constraint on the distribution of [NEG DP] constituents dubbed the Negated Quantifier Phrase Constraint (NQPC). Much of the empirical material comes from Lasnik 1972/1976 and Postal 1974.
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keywords: negation, quantifiers, short neg raising, negative inversion, raising to object, inner versus outer negation, negative polarity items, quantifier raising, syntax
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