Neg-raising: Focus and Implicatures


  • Yimei Xiang


This paper offers a ‘feature-based’ account of neg-raising (NR) phenomenon. This account integrates Alternative Semantics for focus into the grammatical view of scalar implicatures (SIs). I argue that the derivation of an NR or non-NR reading is determined by the distributions of two features, namely, the SI feature [+? ] of NR predicates and the [+F] feature of focused items.


How to Cite

Xiang, Y. (2019). Neg-raising: Focus and Implicatures. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 18, 487–503. Retrieved from