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Negation in the History of English : Topics in English Linguistics - Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Negation in the History of English

Topics in English Linguistics

Hardcover Published: 1998
ISBN: 9783110161984
Number Of Pages: 341
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Contains 12 papers on negation in the history of English, most of them dealing with multiple negation or the mobility of the negative element. The contributions represent different theoretical and methodological approaches. Other papers seek functional explanations of the investigated problems.

Introductionp. 1
Five ways of saying no: the development of sentential negation in English in a Government and Binding perspectivep. 9
English negation from an interactional perspectivep. 29
On Negative Raising in the history of Englishp. 55
Negative Concord and Verb Projection Raising in Old English and West Flemishp. 101
Multiple negation in Middle English versep. 121
Sentential negation and clause structure in Old Englishp. 147
The facts and nothing but: the (non-)grammaticalisation of negative exclusives in Englishp. 167
Isn't it? or is it not? On the order of postverbal subject and negative particle in the history of Englishp. 189
The origin and development of the "Neg ... neither" construction: a case of grammaticalisationp. 207
Affixal and non-affixal negation - a case of stable variation over time?p. 233
On the scope of Negative Concordp. 269
On expletive negation with adversative predicates in the history of Englishp. 295
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9783110161984
ISBN-10: 3110161982
Series: Topics in English Linguistics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 341
Published: 1998
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.66