Complement anaphora and negative polarity items

  • Manfred Sailer

Abstract

Based on data from German, I call attention to a so far unnoticed relationship between data on complement set anaphora and strong negative polarity items (NPI). In particular, I show that if a quantified NP can serve as antecedent of a complement set anaphor, it can also license strong NPIs. I provide a lexical decomposition analysis using Discourse Representation Theory.
Published
2019-08-15
How to Cite
Sailer, M. (2019). Complement anaphora and negative polarity items. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 11, 494-508. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2007.v11i0.660