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Strategies of Quantification$
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Kook-Hee Gil, Stephen Harlow, and George Tsoulas

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199692439

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.001.0001

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Ingredients of Polarity Sensitivity

Ingredients of Polarity Sensitivity

Bipolar Items in Japanese

Chapter:
(p.189) 10 Ingredients of Polarity Sensitivity
Source:
Strategies of Quantification
Author(s):

Akira Watanabe

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0010

This chapter will take up two types of bipolar items in Japanese to identify various factors that contribute to polarity sensitivity. It has been well known since Fauconnier (1975) that scalar semantics is closely related to licensing of negative polarity items. There are indeed languages like Dutch and Hindi that have negative polarity items overtly marked with a scalar focus particle. The chapter show that there are other morphological characteristics that play important roles in polarity sensitivity. Furthermore, the chapter suggest that the relation between negative concord and negative polarity must be taken into account when concord items and polarity items are morphologically very similar.

Keywords:   bipolar items, minimizers, negative concord, non‐veridicality, scalar focus

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