Negation for Every Verb in Uyghur
Alexander Sugar
January 2019
 

This paper uses evidence from NCI (n-word) licensing and scope relations to argue that a negative head may appear at four different points within a clause in Uyghur, all of which select a verbal complement. Negative concord occurs when an NCI is c-commanded by verbal negation before spellout. The findings of this paper refute the claim that single negation is a hallmark of monoclausality in multi-verb constructions.
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Reference: lingbuzz/004728
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Published in: Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL14) (pre-publication version)
keywords: negation, uyghur, verbs, restructuring, multi-verb constructions, monoclausality, negative concord, double negation, morphology, syntax
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