This course forms a discussion in the theory of negation. Negation is a harsh and widely discussed topic. In this course we will have a close look at the interface between the syntax and semantics of negation. Especially with respect to multiple negation this pattern shows some large ununderstood difficulties. In many languages and dialects two negative elements to not cancel each other out, but rather yield one single negation or emphasize each other. this phenomenon is called Negative Concord. this subject will be examined during the second half of the course, where we will discuss all different theories and evaluate them.
Horn (1994, 2001)
Wouden, Ton van der (1994)