To wish or not to wish : modality and (metalinguistic) negation

@inproceedings{Pusks2018ToWO,
  title={To wish or not to wish : modality and (metalinguistic) negation},
  author={G. Pusk{\'a}s},
  year={2018}
}
This paper examines the interaction between negation and some expressions of bouletic modality. Whereas most other types of modals may scope below negation, expressions of bouletic modality in the form of hortative and optative markers never do. The distribution of high adverbials, as well as co-occurrence possibilities with a negative head, such as French ne, reveal that hortatives and optatives do not target the same position: they occupy two different heads within the left peripheral… Expand

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