Negator turned intersubjective speech-act adverbial

Seng Hian Lau*

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

摘要

This study investigates the non-negating negator m in Taiwanese. With respect to its function, this study argues that it is neither an intensifier nor a rhetorical marker. Furthermore, contrary to prevalent intuition, the combination m-tō is not parallel to the ostensible cognate bújiù in Mandarin Chinese. Instead, the non-negating m is an intersubjective speech-act adverbial affix attaching to the head of FocP (realized as tō or tsiah) that takes scope over whatever follows. Typologically, this study uncovers another use of non-negating negation in natural languages, and consequently challenges the enterprise pursuing a unified analysis for the phenomena of the so-called expletive negation.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)113-166
頁數54
期刊Concentric: Studies in Linguistics
47
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2021 四月 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 語言與語言學
  • 語言和語言學

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