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The Expression of Negation

Negation is at the core of human language; without negation there can be no denial, contradiction, irony, or lies. This book examines the form and function of negative sentences in a variety of languages and offers surveys of the acquisition of negation by children, its processing by adults, and its historical development.
The Expression of Negation
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Negation is at the core of human language; without negation there can be no denial, contradiction, irony, or lies. This book examines the form and function of negative sentences in a variety of languages and offers state-of-the-art surveys of the acquisition of negation by children, its processing by adults, its historical development, and its interaction with other operators and predicates within natural language sentences. Topics covered include the nature of negative polarity, the phenomenon of pleonastic or illogical negation, and the role of morphological, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, and typological factors in negative expression.
Laurence R. Horn, Yale University, New Haven, USA.
Year
2011
ISBN-10
311025316X
ISBN-13
9783110253160
Format
Paperback
Imprint
Walter de Gruyter & Co
Place of Publication
Berlin
Country of Publication
Germany
Edited by
Laurence R. Horn
DEWEY
415
Short Title
EXPRESSION OF NEGATION
Audience Age
22-22
Language
English
Media
Book
Series Number
4
Publication Date
2011-05-17
Illustrations
6 black & white illustrations, 27 black & white tables, 6 schw.-w. Abb., 27 schw.-w. Tab.
Publisher
De Gruyter
Pages
343
Series
Expression of Cognitive Categories
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