Subjunctive, Habituality and Negative Polarity Items

Anastasia Giannakidou
1995 Semantics and Linguistic Theory  
1. Preliminary © 1995 by Anastasia Giannaki dou Mandy Simons and Teresa Galloway (eds.). SALT V. 94-111. Ithaca, N.Y.:Cornell University. Subjunctive, Habituality and Negative Polarity Items putherui kath6lu 'anywhere' 'at all' As expected, these indefinites are licensed in the classic affe ctive contexts (sentence negation, yes/no and rhetorical wh-questions, the first argument of universal quantifiers and the scope of MD NPs in general, the clausal argument of MD predicates, conditionals
more » ... , conditionals (factual/counterfactuals), the comparative, the superlative, prin 'before' and xoris 'without' clauses). Additionally, Greek NP indefinites are gramma tical in contexts in which NPls, as known from languages like English or Dutch, can not appear. The list of the additional polarity sensitive contexts includes subjunctive main and complement clauses (ex. (6)-(9» , imperatives (ex.(lO» , the scope of modal verbs (ex.(II» and habitual sentences (ex.(12» :
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