The morphological dimension of polarity licensing
|Title:||The morphological dimension of polarity licensing||Authors:||Acquaviva, Paolo||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4194||Date:||2002||Online since:||2013-03-14T17:43:12Z||Abstract:||Polarity items must, by definition, fit inside the scope of their licenser; items like any N, in addition, appear to require a c-commanding and overt licenser. It is argued that the relevant restriction refers to precedence, not e-command, and that it is morphological, not syntactic. This implies a morphological dimension of dependence, in addition to the semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic ones. The analysis relies on the separation between syntax and a postsyntactic morphological component: the exponents of the relevant polarity items require an [operator] feature that never appears in the corresponding feature bundle at the output of syntax. This mismatch is resolved by copying the feature from the licensing operator, provided it is present at morphological structure (overt) and linearly preceding.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||De Gruyter||Journal:||Linguistics||Volume:||40||Issue:||5||Start page:||925||End page:||959||Copyright (published version):||2006, Walter De Gruyter||Keywords:||Morphology; Polarity||DOI:||10.1515/ling.2002.039||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Research Collection|
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