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Aspects of English negation /
edited by Yoko Iyeiri.
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Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2005.
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vi, 239 p. : ill.
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9027232318 (alk. paper)
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Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2005.
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9027232318 (alk. paper)
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Papers from a symposium held at Seikei University, Tokyo, on May 25, 2003.
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5705942
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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This book contains eleven carefully selected papers, all discussing negative constructions in English. The aim of this volume is to bring together empirical research into the development of English negation and analyses of syntactic variations in Present-day English negation. The first part "Aspects of Negation in the History of English" includes six contributions, which focus on the usages of the negative adverbs ne and not, the decline of negative concord, and the development of the auxiliary do in negation. Most of the themes discussed here are then linked to the second part "Aspects of Negation in Present-day English". Especially, the issue of negative concord is repeatedly explored by three of the five papers in this part, one related to British English dialects in general, another to Tyneside English, and the other to African American Vernacular English. This book uniquely highlights the importance of continuity from Old English to Present-day English, while, in its introduction, it provides a useful detailed survey of previous studies on English negation.
Main Description
This book contains eleven carefully selected papers, all discussing negative constructions in English. The aim of this volume is to bring together empirical research into the development of English negation and analyses of syntactic variations in Present-day English negation. The first part "Aspects of Negation in the History of English" includes six contributions, which focus on the usages of the negative adverbs "ne" and "not," the decline of negative concord, and the development of the auxiliary "do" in negation. Most of the themes discussed here are then linked to the second part "Aspects of Negation in Present-day English." Especially, the issue of negative concord is repeatedly explored by three of the five papers in this part, one related to British English dialects in general, another to Tyneside English, and the other to African American Vernacular English. This book uniquely highlights the importance of continuity from Old English to Present-day English, while, in its introduction, it provides a useful detailed survey of previous studies on English negation.
Main Description
This book contains eleven carefully selected papers, all discussing negative constructions in English. The aim of this volume is to bring together empirical research into the development of English negation and analyses of syntactic variations in Present-day English negation. The first part "Aspects of Negation in the History of English" includes six contributions, which focus on the usages of the negative adverbs ne and not , the decline of negative concord, and the development of the auxiliary do in negation. Most of the themes discussed here are then linked to the second part "Aspects of Negation in Present-day English". Especially, the issue of negative concord is repeatedly explored by three of the five papers in this part, one related to British English dialects in general, another to Tyneside English, and the other to African American Vernacular English. This book uniquely highlights the importance of continuity from Old English to Present-day English, while, in its introduction, it provides a useful detailed survey of previous studies on English negation.
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This book contains eleven carefully selected papers, all discussing negative constructions in English. The aim of this volume is to bring together empirical research into the development of English negation and analyses of syntactic variations in Present-day English negation. The first part "Aspects of Negation in the History of English" includes six contributions, that focus on the usages of the negative adverbs ne and not, the decline of negative concord, and the development of the auxiliary do in negation. Most of the themes discussed here are then linked to the second part "Aspects of Negation in Present-day English". Especially, the issue of negative concord is repeatedly explored by three of the five papers in this part, one related to British English dialects in general, another to Tyneside English, and the other to African American Vernacular English. This book uniquely highlights the importance of continuity from Old English to Present-day English, while, in its introduction, it provides a useful detailed survey of previous studies on English negation.
Table of Contents
Introduction : studies on English negation and the present volumep. 1
Negative constructions in old English : the question of Cynewulf's authorshipp. 15
Variable features of negative elements in old English psalter glossesp. 27
On grammaticalization of negative adverbs, with special reference to Jespersen's cycle recastp. 39
"I not say" once again : a study of the early history of the "not + finite verb" type in Englishp. 59
Decline of multiple negation revisitedp. 83
A history of the negative interrogative do in seventeenth- to nineteenth-century diaries and correspondencep. 93
Negative concord in British English dialectsp. 113
No, nay, never : negation in Tyneside Englishp. 139
A corpus-based study of the haven't NP pattern in American Englishp. 159
Negation in African American vernacular Englishp. 173
Subjective meanings of except-linkage in present-day English in comparison with Includingp. 205
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