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Quirky negative concord: Croatian, Spanish and French ni’s

Johan van der Auwera
E-mail: johan.vanderauwera@uantwerpen.be
University of Antwerp

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Abstract: This paper explores the interaction between connective negation (‘neither ... nor’) and negative concord, an issue that has not received much attention. It looks at different ‘negative concord’ languages, viz. Croatian, Spanish, and French. The approach is synchronic; the data come from existing descriptions and from native speaker judgments. The paper describes the many idiosyncrasies but also lays bare some of the similarities.
Keywords:
connective negation, negative concord, negative indefiniteness, negative spread,
Article data in other languages: Croatian