ONLY: An NPI-licenser and NPI-unlicenser


It is commonly argued that weak negative polarity items (NPIs) (e.g., any) can occur in any (Strawson) downward-entailing environment. This generalization, however, is challenged byWagner’s (2006) observations with the NPI-licenser only: although an only-clause is (Strawson) downward-entailing in its unfocused part, NPIs are not necessarily licensed there… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jos/ffx006


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@article{Xiang2017ONLYAN, title={ONLY: An NPI-licenser and NPI-unlicenser}, author={Yimei Xiang}, journal={J. Semantics}, year={2017}, volume={34}, pages={447-481} }