Negative Polarity ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/NegativePolarity


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Polarity Property
                              |_ Negative Polarity


Definition:

A construction that expresses the contradiction of some or all of a proposition [Crystal 1980: 257]. Note: this value is not to be confused with the notion "Negative Polarity Item", which is an expression that occurs in the scope of Negation (i.e. Negative Polarity).


Usage Notes

Examples
Language Code: lez NO_COMMENT
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Gilaabur-u-nfermahamišaluggügünaamuq'-da-c
now.they-OBL-GEN.farm.forever.behind.stay-FUT-NEG
Now their farm will not stay behind forever.

References:
Haspelmath (1993:207)

Language Code: rus This is an example of neutral negation in Russian.
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Ivanjegoneubil
I.himNEGkilled
Ivan didn't killed him

References:
Givon (1984:341)

Language Code: spa The jussive, or subjunctive, mode is found in complements of epistemic and manipulative verbs.
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esperoquenovenga
hope-IthatNEGcome-SBJV
'I hope that he won't come'

References:
Givon (1984:303-319)

Language Code: spa The jussive, or subjunctive, mode is found in complements of epistemic and manipulative verbs.
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esperoquenovenga
hope-IthatNEGcome-SBJV
I hope that he won't come.

References:
Givon (1984:303-319)

Language Code: wyb Commisive encodes that the speaker promises or threatens to perform some action (Palmer 2001: 10, 72).
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waŋa:y-ndu-galdhagurma-guyana-y-aga
NEG-2.NOM-PLcemetery-DATgo-COMM-IRR
You shall none of you go to the cemetery

References:
Palmer (2001:36)


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