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Polarity effects of verbal high degree predicates

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DOČEKAL Mojmír ŠAFRATOVÁ Iveta

Rok publikování 2020
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Popis Background.Hoeksema (2018) argues for the PPI status of high degree predicates (as adjectivegorgeous) and claims that their sub-class, verbal predicates likeThe garden wasswarmingwith bees(swarm construction: SC, L-construction) are PPIs too. His empirically convincingarguments are based mostly on positive corpus evidence and lack of negated swarms in corpora.We follow previous experimental work on Slavic swarms (Dočekal & Šafratová 2019), whichshows that i) L-construction swarms are maximum-standard degree constructions (confirmingHoeksema 2009) but ii) unmodified swarms don’t behave as PPIs. Our research goal was tobring new reliable data about polarity effects of high degree vague predicates as their profile isvery different from the more studied and understood existential type of PPIs (Spector 2014 a.o.).
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