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Title Aspects of English negation / edited by Yoko Iyeiri.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2005]

Series Z - Not in ; v. 132
Z - Not in.
Subject English language -- Negatives.
Alt Name Iyeiri, Yoko.
Series Z - Not in ; v. 132
Z - Not in.
Subject English language -- Negatives.
Alt Name Iyeiri, Yoko.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 239 pages) : illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Aspects of English Negation; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Acknowledgement; List of contributors; List of abbreviations; Introduction: Studies on English Negation and the Present Volume; Part I: Aspects of Negation in the History of English; Negative Constructions in Old English: The Question of Cynewulf's Authorship; Variable Features of Negative Elements in Old English Psalter Glosses; On Grammaticalization of Negative Adverbs, with Special Reference to Jespersen's Cycle Recast; "I not say" Once Again: A Study of the Early History of the "not + finite verb" Type in English.
Decline of Multiple Negation RevisitedA History of the Negative Interrogative do in Seventeenth- to Nineteenth-Century Diaries and Correspondence; Part II: Aspects of Negation in Present-day English; Negative Concord in British English Dialects; No, nay, never: Negation in Tyneside English; A Corpus-based Study of the haven't NP Pattern in American English; Negation in African American Vernacular English; Subjective Meanings of Except-linkage in Present-day English in Comparison with Including; Name Index; Subject Index.
Summary 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 Neg.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027285355 (electronic bk.)
9027285357 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 714803039
Additional Format Print version: Aspects of English negation. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2005 9027232318 (DLC) 2005050835 (OCoLC)61229807