The Two Kinds of Japanese Negative Nai in Terms of Their NPI Licensing Conditions

@inproceedings{Ikeya1998TheTK,
  title={The Two Kinds of Japanese Negative Nai in Terms of Their NPI Licensing Conditions},
  author={Akira Ikeya and Masahito Kawamori},
  booktitle={PACLIC},
  year={1998}
}
Traditionally, Japanese is said to have two kinds of negative word nai, meaning 'not' in English: the nai occurring after a verb or adjective and the nai with an independent status as a word. In contrast to traditional Japanese linguistics, most generative studies of Japanese have made no such distinction but rather focused their attention on such issues as… CONTINUE READING