Tense intervention effect in negative emphasis: A case study in Japanese
Keywords:emphasis, negation, past tense, Japanese
AbstractThis paper investigates two types of predicate emphasis constructions in Japanese: the Affirmative Negative Emphatic Construction and the Emphatic Iterative Construction. It observes that a negative predicate cannot be in past tense in these constructions, and claims that a locality constraint holds between Emphasis and Negation. It suggests that a special property of a past tense form of negation in Japanese can be attributed to a morphological reanalysis.
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How to Cite
Ishihara, Yuki. 2018. “Tense Intervention Effect in Negative Emphasis: A Case Study in Japanese”. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 3 (1): 47:1–8. https://doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v3i1.4336.