A History of English Negation (Longman Linguistics Library) - download pdf or read online

By Gabriella Mazzon

Negation is among the major capabilities in human communication.A background of English Negation is the 1st ebook to examine English negation over the entire of its documented heritage, utilizing a large database and available terminology.

After an introductory bankruptcy, the e-book analyses proof from the total pattern of previous English files on hand, and from numerous heart English and Renaissance records, exhibiting that the diversity of varieties used at any unmarried level is wider, and the speed in their swap significantly swifter, than formerly as a rule assumed.

The ebook strikes directly to evaluate present formalised money owed of the placement in glossy English, tracing the alterations in principles for expressing negation that experience intervened because the earliest documented background of the language. because the normal 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 ebook concludes with a glance at particularly lately born languages resembling Pidgins and Creoles, to enquire the measure of naturalness of the foundations that rule the expression of English negation.

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