On the Neg-Criterion in Hungarian

@article{Pusks1998OnTN,
  title={On the Neg-Criterion in Hungarian},
  author={Genoveva Pusk{\'a}s},
  journal={Acta Linguistica Hungarica},
  year={1998},
  volume={45},
  pages={167-213}
}
The paper argues that Hungarian negative sentences contain a NegP, a functional projection inside IP. The spec-head configuration requirement of the Neg-Criterion is satisfied by a null operator at S-structure. Negative phrases surfacing in different sentence positions enter into a representational chain (attested as Negative Concord), or a derivational chain. Negative chains have a member of them adjoined to Spec NegP, as a result of which they acquire sentential scope. Sem is not an… Expand
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