What's Not to Like

Jacopo Romoli, Matthew Mandelkern

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In this squib, we show that there is indeed a class of predicates which give rise to neg- raising inferences but do not license strong NPIs: namely, factive emotives like ‘appreciate’, ‘be glad’, ‘be happy’, and ‘like’. This is a striking fact which we believe provides support for the Gajewski-Chierchia theory. We also point to some challenges this class of predicates poses for traditional approaches to neg-raising, and make a suggestion about how these might be overcome in a semantic approach to neg-raising.2
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-828
Number of pages14
JournalLinguistic Inquiry
Issue number4
Early online date25 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Oct 2020


  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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