Negindefinites and negative concord: Concepts, terms and analyses
Martin Haspelmath
September 2022

This paper discusses several prominent comparative concepts in the domain of negated indefinite pronouns constructions. I note that the terminology is sometimes unclear or confused, and I provide clear and simple definitions of six key terms: negindefinite pronoun, negative concord construction, concord negindefinite, negative polarity item, duplex negation, and negative amalgamation. I emphasize that there is widespread agreement on the need for these concepts, and that the definitions of these terms are independent of the semantic analysis.
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keywords: negative concord, indefinite pronouns, syntax
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