Affective dependencies

Linguistics and Philosophy 22 (4):367-421 (1999)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Limited distribution phenomena related to negation and negative polarity are usually thought of in terms of affectivity where affective is understood as negative or downward entailing. In this paper I propose an analysis of affective contexts as nonveridical and treat negative polarity as a manifestation of the more general phenomenon of sensitivity to (non)veridicality (which is, I argue, what affective dependencies boil down to). Empirical support for this analysis will be provided by a detailed examination of affective dependencies in Greek, but the distribution of any will also be shown to follow from (non)veridicality.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,347

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
94 (#184,321)

6 months
10 (#277,905)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

I want to, but...Milo Phillips-Brown - 2018 - Sinn Und Bedeutung 21:951-968.
Must, knowledge, and (in)directness.Daniel Lassiter - 2016 - Natural Language Semantics 24 (2):117-163.
Predicting the presuppositions of soft triggers.Márta Abrusán - 2011 - Linguistics and Philosophy 34 (6):491-535.
The meaning of free choice.Anastasia Giannakidou - 2001 - Linguistics and Philosophy 24 (6):659-735.

View all 39 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

Modal Logic: An Introduction.Brian F. Chellas - 1980 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
Counterfactuals.David Lewis - 1973 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 36 (3):602-605.
Linguistics in Philosophy.Zeno Vendler - 1967 - Ithaca, N.Y.,: Cornell University Press.
Questions in montague english.Charles L. Hamblin - 1973 - Foundations of Language 10 (1):41-53.

View all 14 references / Add more references