Gabriella Mazzon's A History of English Negation (Longman Linguistics Library) PDF

By Gabriella Mazzon

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

After an introductory bankruptcy, the booklet analyses facts from the full pattern of previous English records to be had, and from a number of heart English and Renaissance records, exhibiting that the diversity of types used at any unmarried degree is wider, and the speed in their switch significantly speedier, than formerly regularly assumed.

The ebook strikes directly to assessment present formalised debts of the placement in smooth English, tracing the adjustments in principles for expressing negation that experience intervened because the earliest documented heritage of the language. because the average 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 publication concludes with a glance at really 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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