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dc.contributor.authorFilonik, Svitlana
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-24T21:52:06Z
dc.date.available2016-06-24T21:52:06Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.citationFilonik, S. (2014). Negative concord in multiple negative constituent configurations in Ukrainian: a minimalist approach. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 28(Fall), 3-23.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2371-2643
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/51480
dc.description.abstractThis study provides a minimalist account of derivation and interpretation of Ukrainian multiple negative constituent configurations, which have a Negative Concord (NC) reading. I argue that negative constituents, i.e., n-words, are Negative Quantifiers rather than Negative Polarity mechanisms, and provide an analysis of the mechanisms for checking their uninterpretable [NEG] features against the interpretable [NEG] features of the negative particle in structures with different word order. This analysis led me to the conclusion that both the operations Move/Move F and the operation Attract can adequately account for the considered Ukrainian data, while fitting into the economical mechanism of the Minimalist Program. However, I relied on the analysis of feature checking via the operations Move/Move F in the course of my further discussion on two approaches to interpretation of multiple negative constituents in NC languages. In this discussion, I used Ukrainian data to argue for the approach proposed by Brown (1999), which relies on the notions of indefinites as variables, feature deletion, copies, and reconstruction, as opposed to the approach proposed by Haegeman & Zanuttini (1991) and Haegeman (1995), which relies on the notion of Negative Absorption. Finally, I discovered that while differing in many respects from some NC languages, like Italian and West Flemish, Ukrainian NC configurations are derived and interpreted in the same way as those in other Slavic languages, namely Russian and Serbian/Croatian.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectUkrainian languageen_US
dc.subjectSyntaxen_US
dc.subjectMinimalist theory (Linguistics)en_US
dc.subjectGrammar, Comparative and general--Quantifiersen_US
dc.subjectDistinctive features (Linguistics)en_US
dc.titleNegative concord in multiple negative constituent configurations in Ukrainian: a minimalist approachen_US
dc.typejournal article
dc.description.refereedYesen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28988


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