A History of English Negation (Longman Linguistics Library) by Gabriella Mazzon

By Gabriella Mazzon

Negation is without doubt one of the major capabilities in human communication.A background of English Negation is the 1st booklet to examine English negation over the total of its documented historical past, utilizing a large database and obtainable terminology.


After an introductory bankruptcy, the booklet analyses facts from the complete pattern of previous English files to be had, and from a number of heart English and Renaissance records, exhibiting that the diversity of varieties used at any unmarried degree is wider, and the velocity in their swap significantly swifter, than formerly usually assumed.


The booklet strikes directly to overview present formalised bills of the placement in smooth English, tracing the adjustments in ideas for expressing negation that experience intervened because the earliest documented heritage of the language. because the common is just one number of a language, it additionally surveys the technique of negation utilized in a few non-standard and dialectal types of English. The booklet concludes with a glance at particularly lately born languages reminiscent of Pidgins and Creoles, to enquire the measure of naturalness of the rules that rule the expression of English negation.

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