Negative concord in fragments
Pavel Rudnev
June 2024

I argue that particular restrictions on the recoverability of elided negation in fragment answers in negative-concord languages follow from the semantics of questions. Drawing parallels with other ellipsis phenomena, I also highlight the role of Agree in making certain heads recoverable. This invalidates a major argument against the analysis of negative-concord items as universal quantifiers scoping above negation.
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Reference: lingbuzz/008150
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Published in: to appear in Glossa; accepted final version
keywords: negative concord, negation, clausal ellipsis, agreement, fragments, russian, syntax
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