Meaning and Use of not...until

@article{Swart1996MeaningAU,
  title={Meaning and Use of not...until},
  author={Henri{\"e}tte de Swart},
  journal={J. Semantics},
  year={1996},
  volume={13},
  pages={221-263}
}
Time adverbials introduced by until impose restrictions on the aspectual class of the main clause they combine with: they only combine with durative sentences. In negative sentences, the situation is more complex. The question arises whether negative sentences are durative, or whether there is a separate use of until as a negative polarity item. In this paper, I discuss the three treatments of not. . . until that are characterized in the literature as the scope analysis, the ambiguity thesis… CONTINUE READING

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