Connective negation and negative concord in Balto-Slavic
Johan van der Auwera
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Motoki Nomachi
Hokkaido University, Japan
Olga Krasnoukhova
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Published 2021-07-26


Connective negation
Strict negative concord
Non-strict negative concord
Quirky negative concord

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van der Auwera J., Nomachi M. and Krasnoukhova O. (2021) “Connective negation and negative concord in Balto-Slavic”, Vilnius University Open Series, pp. 45-66. doi: 10.15388/SBOL.2021.2.


With negative indefinite pronouns the Balto-Slavic languages all exhibit strict negative concord. In this study we investigate how negative concord functions in a context in which a connective negator (‘neither ... nor’) combines either phrases or clauses. We show that there are various types of non-concordant patterns.

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