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Ellipsis in negative fragment answers

Lobke Aelbrecht (2007) International journal of Basque linguistics and philosophy.
abstract
In a number of Belgian Dutch dialects fragment answers can display negative concord, cf. (1B). The two negative elements 'niemand' (‘no-one’) and 'nie' (‘not’) express a single negative meaning. (1) A: Wie eit’em gezien? – B: Niemand nie. who has.he seen no-one not ‘Who has he seen?’ ‘No-one.’ [Asse Dutch] I analyze (1B) as in Merchant (2004): the negative fragment answer involves movement of the fragment to the specifier of a clause-peripheral functional node and subsequent ellipsis of TP. This implies that the string 'niemand nie' (‘no-one not’) forms a single constituent. I extend this analysis to another phenomenon called negative spread (den Besten 1986, Giannakidou 2000, 2002).
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published
subject
keyword
fragments, ellipsis, negation
in
International journal of Basque linguistics and philosophy
pages
14 pages
publisher
Ghent University, Department of Linguistics
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
conference name
Bilbao-Deusto Student Conference in Linguistics (BIDE - 2006)
conference location
Bilbao, Spain
conference start
2006-06-15
conference end
2006-06-17
language
English
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no
classification
C1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1189238
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1189238
date created
2011-03-15 16:24:50
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:52:27
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  abstract     = {In a number of Belgian Dutch dialects fragment answers can display negative concord, cf. (1B). The two negative elements 'niemand' ({\textquoteleft}no-one{\textquoteright}) and 'nie' ({\textquoteleft}not{\textquoteright}) express a single negative meaning. (1) A: Wie eit{\textquoteright}em gezien? -- B: Niemand nie. who has.he seen            no-one not        {\textquoteleft}Who has he seen?{\textquoteright} {\textquoteleft}No-one.{\textquoteright} [Asse Dutch] I analyze (1B) as in Merchant (2004): the negative fragment answer involves movement of the fragment to the specifier of a clause-peripheral functional node and subsequent ellipsis of TP. This implies that the string 'niemand nie' ({\textquoteleft}no-one not{\textquoteright}) forms a single constituent. I extend this analysis to another phenomenon called negative spread (den Besten 1986, Giannakidou 2000, 2002).},
  author       = {Aelbrecht, Lobke},
  booktitle    = {International journal of Basque linguistics and philosophy},
  keyword      = {fragments,ellipsis,negation},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Bilbao, Spain},
  pages        = {14},
  publisher    = {Ghent University, Department of Linguistics},
  title        = {Ellipsis in negative fragment answers},
  year         = {2007},
}

Chicago
Aelbrecht, Lobke. 2007. “Ellipsis in Negative Fragment Answers.” In International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philosophy. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Linguistics.
APA
Aelbrecht, L. (2007). Ellipsis in negative fragment answers. International journal of Basque linguistics and philosophy. Presented at the Bilbao-Deusto Student Conference in Linguistics (BIDE - 2006), Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Linguistics.
Vancouver
1.
Aelbrecht L. Ellipsis in negative fragment answers. International journal of Basque linguistics and philosophy. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Linguistics; 2007.
MLA
Aelbrecht, Lobke. “Ellipsis in Negative Fragment Answers.” International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philosophy. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Linguistics, 2007. Print.