Negation and Polarity: Experimental Perspectives

  • Pierre Larrivée
  • Chungmin Lee

Part of the Language, Cognition, and Mind book series (LCAM, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Chungmin Lee
    Pages 1-18
  3. Negation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Ye Tian, Richard Breheny
      Pages 21-43
    3. Pauline Beaupoil-Hourdel, Aliyah Morgenstern, Dominique Boutet
      Pages 95-123
  4. Presupposition and Implicature

  5. Negative Polarity

About this book


This volume offers insights on experimental and empirical research in theoretical linguistic issues of negation and polarity, focusing on how negation is marked and how negative polarity is emphatic and how it interacts with double negation. Metalinguistic negation and neg-raising are also explored in the volume. Leading specialists in the field present novel ideas by employing various experimental methods in felicity judgments, eye tracking, self-paced readings, prosody and ERP. Particular attention is given to extensive crosslinguistc data from French, Catalan and Korean along with analyses using semantic and pragmatic methods, corpus linguistics, diachronic perspectives, and longitudinal acquisitional studies as well as signed and gestural negation. Each contribution is situated with regards to major previous studies, thereby offering readers insights on the current state of the art in research on negation and negative polarity, highlighting how theory and data together contributes to the understanding of cognition and mind. 


Acquisition of negative polarity Expermental approach to negative polarity Neg-Raising in Korean Negative sarcasm Pragmatics and linguistic processing Syntax and prosody of double negation acquisition of negation cognitive and linguistic processes cognitive linguistic research cognitive linguistics research cognitively-relevant research methods in linguistics cross-linguistic perspectives on negation experimental methods in linguistics gestures and negation in French morphosyntactic features of negation multimodal negations negation and negative polarity pragmatic activation in changes to negation psycholinguistic research sign language negation

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Larrivée
    • 1
  • Chungmin Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Département des Sciences du LangageUniversity of Caen Lower NormandyCaenFrance
  2. 2.#308 Bldg 150Seoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17463-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17464-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-4109
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4117
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