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MATHIEU, ERIC (2001). On the nature of French N-words.

URL: http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/PUB/WPL/01papers/mathieu.pdf

(Last accessed 2006-01-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1753&langcode=ita (2020-08-08).


Example #1:

    (4)   Ha telefonato                     nessuno?
    Has called          no one
    `Has anyone called?
Example #2:

    (6)   a. Maria        *(non) ha         visto    nessuno .
    Maria    Neg        has seen      no one
    `Maria didn't see   anybody.'
Example #3:

    b. Nessuno (*non)      ha   visto    Maria.
    no one Neg          has seen      Maria
    `No one has seen    Maria.'                                           (Italian)
Example #4:

    (8) a.   Ha telefonato nessuno ?                                                (yes-no question)
    has phoned no one
    `Has anyone phoned?'
Example #5:

    b. *Quando     hai chiamato nessuno ?                                        (WH question)
    when     have called     no one
    `When did you call anyone?'
Example #6:

    c. *Se vedi nessuno ,    fammelo   sapere.                                      (conditional)
    if     see no one make -me-it know
    `If you see anyone, let me know.'
Example #7:

    d. Dubito che nessuno          venga                         (adversative)
    Doubt -I that no one        arrives -SUBJ
    `I doubt anyone will come.'
Example #8:

    e. Sono sorpreso che conosca              nessuno .               (factive)
    am surprised that he know-SUBJ no one
    `I am surprised that he knows anyone.'
Example #9:

    questo sanno che  pericoloso.
    this knows that is dangerous
    `Everyone who knows anything about this knows it's dangerous.'
Example #10:

    g. *Solo Gianni ha         visto niente.                             (only)
    Only Gianni has             seen nothing
    `Only Gianni saw anything.'
Example #11:

    h. Gianni  pi ricco di nessuno .                          (comparative)
    Gianni is more rich of no one
    `Gianni is richer than anyone.'