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“Can Con” On The Www, Keith Chapman, Lisa Rae Philpott Feb 2005

“Can Con” On The Www, Keith Chapman, Lisa Rae Philpott

Western Libraries Presentations

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Disjunction In Free Choice And Polarity In Malagasy, Ileana Paul Jan 2005

Disjunction In Free Choice And Polarity In Malagasy, Ileana Paul

French Studies Publications

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Or, Wh- And Not: Free Choice And Polarity In Malagasy, Ileana Paul Jan 2005

Or, Wh- And Not: Free Choice And Polarity In Malagasy, Ileana Paul

French Studies Publications

This paper explores the distribution of Free Choice Items (FCI) and Negative Polarity Items (NPI) in Malagasy. Both FCIs and NPIs in Malagasy are syntactically complex: they are expressed by disjunctions of wh-words. It is shown that this morphosyntactic structure directly reflects their semantics. In other words, FCIs and NPIs are semantically as well as syntactically disjunctive. Moreover, the Malagasy data support analyses of disjunction as a polarity sensitive element.