Reduplicated Indefinites in Gã: Concord or Polarity?

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Dokumentart: ConferenceObject
Date: 2017-01
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Philosophische Fakultät
DDC Classifikation: 400 - Language and Linguistics
490 - Other languages
Keywords: Linguistik , Semantik , Ga-Sprache , Niger-Kongo-Sprachen , Afrikanische Sprachen
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In Gã, indefinite DPs can undergo reduplication in the presence of negation. On the basis of a number of diagnostics, we argue that reduplicated indefinites in Gã pattern more closely with negative polarity items than with negative concord. Since they are only licensed by clausemate negation, we conclude that reduplicated indefinites are best analyzed as (super)strong, strict NPIs.

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