polarity-based DAM

peterarkadiev peterarkadiev at YANDEX.RU
Fri Oct 16 07:37:01 UTC 2009

Dear colleagues,

is anyone aware of clear cases of differential agent marking conditioned by negation (or involving negation as one of possible conditioning factors)? What I am looking for is not the famous Russian-type Genitive of negation but rather something similar to well-known TAM-based ergativity splits. An ideal example would be a language where Ergative case marking is limited to positive polarity environments and is suspended in the scope of negation.

Thanks a lot in advance!

Yours sincerely,

Peter Arkadiev
Institute of Slavic Studies

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