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What does NPI stand for?

NPI stands for Negative Polarity Item (linguistics)

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They also include empirical studies of such topics as negative polarity items, pleonastic negation, the interaction of negatives with quantification in syntax and morphology, and the form and function of negation and negative polarity in specific languages.