Negative Polarity Item Licensing in Hungarian

@article{Tth1999NegativePI,
  title={Negative Polarity Item Licensing in Hungarian},
  author={I. T{\'o}th},
  journal={Acta Linguistica Hungarica},
  year={1999},
  volume={46},
  pages={119-142}
}
  • I. Tóth
  • Published 1999
  • Computer Science
  • Acta Linguistica Hungarica
The present paper is concerned with licensing Negative Polarity Items (NPI) in Hungarian, both locally and across clause boundaries. Two types of NPIs are described and their distributional properties are examined. After considering two possible analyses of NPI-licensing, one based on Generalized Binding and one capitalizing on the properties of NPIs as indefinites, I argue that Hungarian NPIs are better captured within the latter framework. Data are drawn from different constructions like wh… Expand
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