Representing scales: Degree result clauses and emphatic negative polarity items in Romanian

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https://doi.org/10.21248/hpsg.2019.5

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The paper proposes a representational re-encoding of the scalar, pragmatic accounts of NPI licensing within the framework of Lexical Resource Semantics (LRS). The analysis focuses on a less researched distribution pattern: emphatic NPIs occurring in result clause constructions that receive an intensification reading. We will provide a scalar extension of a standard semantic account of result clauses to capture the high degree interpretations. Our investigation will also offer new insights on NPI licensing in embedded clauses. We will primarily consider Romanian data.

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2019-10-14

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Rizea, Monica-Mihaela & Sailer, Manfred. 2019. Representing scales: Degree result clauses and emphatic negative polarity items in Romanian. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 79–99. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2019.5) (https://proceedings.hpsg.xyz/article/view/868) (Accessed April 17, 2024.)