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Focus and Quasifocus on the Basque Negative Statements

Rijk, Rudolf Pieter Gerardus de (1996) Focus and Quasifocus on the Basque Negative Statements. Revista Internacional de los Estudios Vascos = Nazioarteko Eusko Ikaskuntzen Aldizkaria = Revue Internationale des Etudes Basques (41). pp. 63-76. ISSN 0212-7016

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Abstract

Although the notion "focus of inquiry" has received much well-deserved attention over the past couple of decades, its definition and behavior in negative clauses has been given only the most desultory consideration. This work deals with the negative statements and shows that four independant criteria make it imperative for Basque grammatians to distinguish between focus, defined exactly as in positive statements, and quasifocus, wich is the focus occurring in the denied positive clause

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Uncontrolled Keywords:eu; Basque language
Subjects:Linguistics > Synchronic linguistics
ID Code:358
Deposited On:03 Oct 2008 15:08
Last Modified:03 Oct 2008 17:48
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