[Lingtyp] coordination and predicate negation
alexander_letuchiy at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 6 12:47:10 UTC 2015
Are you aware of any linguistic work on coordination in constructions with predicate negation?One of the questions which I am interested in is why in some languages (English) the negation can be expressed once (1), while in others (Russian) it must be expressed twice (3), while (2) is ungrammatical:
English:(1) He does not read books or watch TV.
Russian:(2) *On ne chitaet knigi i / ili smotrit televizor he NEG reads books and / or watches TV Intended: 'He does not read books and / or watch TV'.
(3) On ne chitaet knigi i ne smotrit televizor he NEG reads books and NEG watches TV 'He does not read books and does not watch TV'.
Thanks a lot in advance,
Sasha Letuchiy, Moscow
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