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French negative concord and discord: An experimental investigation of contextual and prosodic disambiguation

Evidence that DN readings arise in solid NC languages more than previously thought (Déprez et al. 2015) underscore the importance of investigating the factors governing their emergence to deepen our understanding of Negative Concord. This paper …

The Roles of Context and Prosody in Disambiguating Utterances with Two Negative Expressions in French

This paper experimentally investigates the roles of context and prosody in French in disambiguating simple transitive sentences with multiple negative expressions. Our results indicate that while Negative Concord (NC) is sometimes preferred in …

Ambiguity in negative dependencies

How do we separate _I didn't do nothing_ from _I didn't do nothing_?