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
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-21
Number of pages21
JournalLinguistic Inquiry
Early online date25 Jun 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Jun 2019

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Romoli, Jacopo ; Mandelkern, Matthew . / What's Not to Like. In: Linguistic Inquiry. 2019 ; pp. 1-21.
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What's Not to Like. / Romoli, Jacopo; Mandelkern, Matthew .

In: Linguistic Inquiry, 25.06.2019, p. 1-21.

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