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ERIC Number: EJ583965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0925-8558
On Existential Polarity WH-Phrases in Chinese.
Lin, Jo-Wang
Journal of East Asian Linguistics, v7 n3 p219-55 Jul 1998
Investigates the distribution of existential polarity wh-phrases (EPWs) in Chinese that behave like negative polarity items, examining the distribution of Chinese EPWs and arguing that using EPWs is felicitous if the local propositions in which they appear do not entail existence of a referent satisfying the EPW description. The paper considers this approach an improvement over Li's (1992) analysis. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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Language: English
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