function words like not form a small and closed class in which each element is associated to a specific and fixed logical meaning (Chierchia 2013). I will provide empirical and cognitive arguments to show that in fact the syntactic derivation of a sentence can change their meaning by discussing the cases of Italian exclamatives and “surprise” clauses.

Negation in exclamatives and in ‘surprise’ contexts: when syntax transforms a function word

Matteo Greco
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
2019

Abstract

function words like not form a small and closed class in which each element is associated to a specific and fixed logical meaning (Chierchia 2013). I will provide empirical and cognitive arguments to show that in fact the syntactic derivation of a sentence can change their meaning by discussing the cases of Italian exclamatives and “surprise” clauses.
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