Negation and heads
This paper assumes and extends Benmamoun’s (2000) analysis of negation in Arabic. It is suggested that merger with negation in Palestinian Arabic is sensitive to the feature of person. An element may raise to merge with negation only if Neg has this feature present. This feature marks Benmamoun’s [D] as strong. This marking of strength forces eligible categories to move, check this feature and merge with negation. Otherwise, no raising takes place.