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Prohibition:negative imperatives and the parametric typology of negation

Dooley Collberg, Sheila and Håkansson, Gisela LU (1999) In Working Papers, Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics 47.
Abstract
A number of researchers have offered hypotheses about the syntactic relationship between Tense and Negation. Zanuttini 1996, for example, has argued that the head NEG may only occur in the presence of Tense. This paper examines data on negation in 15 languages which has been collected in an ongoing typological research project, PARATYP. The study focuses on the difference between prohibitive and non-prohibitive negations, since the imperative form in some languages may or may not include the feature Tense. Our data confirms Zanuttini’s hypothesis that the relationship between Tense and Negation is mirrored in the patterns of cooccurence of these two categories. We identify two parametric types of

Negation based on Zanuttini’s two... (More)
A number of researchers have offered hypotheses about the syntactic relationship between Tense and Negation. Zanuttini 1996, for example, has argued that the head NEG may only occur in the presence of Tense. This paper examines data on negation in 15 languages which has been collected in an ongoing typological research project, PARATYP. The study focuses on the difference between prohibitive and non-prohibitive negations, since the imperative form in some languages may or may not include the feature Tense. Our data confirms Zanuttini’s hypothesis that the relationship between Tense and Negation is mirrored in the patterns of cooccurence of these two categories. We identify two parametric types of

Negation based on Zanuttini’s two types and investigate whether it is possible to use the distribution of the prohibitive negative as a diagnostic tool for determining the Negation type found in each language. (Less)
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  abstract     = {A number of researchers have offered hypotheses about the syntactic relationship between Tense and Negation. Zanuttini 1996, for example, has argued that the head NEG may only occur in the presence of Tense. This paper examines data on negation in 15 languages which has been collected in an ongoing typological research project, PARATYP. The study focuses on the difference between prohibitive and non-prohibitive negations, since the imperative form in some languages may or may not include the feature Tense. Our data confirms Zanuttini’s hypothesis that the relationship between Tense and Negation is mirrored in the patterns of cooccurence of these two categories. We identify two parametric types of<br/><br>
Negation based on Zanuttini’s two types and investigate whether it is possible to use the distribution of the prohibitive negative as a diagnostic tool for determining the Negation type found in each language.},
  author       = {Dooley Collberg, Sheila and Håkansson, Gisela},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {Working Papers, Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics},
  title        = {Prohibition:negative imperatives and the parametric typology of negation},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {1999},
}