Negation in the History of English

Negation in the History of English

by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

ISBN-10: 3110161982

ISBN-13: 9783110161984

Pub. Date: 12/01/1998

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Product Details

De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] Series, #26
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Five ways of saying no: the development of sentential negation in English in a Government and Binding perspective9
English negation from an interactional perspective29
On Negative Raising in the history of English55
Negative Concord and Verb Projection Raising in Old English and West Flemish101
Multiple negation in Middle English verse121
Sentential negation and clause structure in Old English147
The facts and nothing but: the (non-)grammaticalisation of negative exclusives in English167
Isn't it? or is it not? On the order of postverbal subject and negative particle in the history of English189
The origin and development of the "Neg ... neither" construction: a case of grammaticalisation207
Affixal and non-affixal negation - a case of stable variation over time?233
On the scope of Negative Concord269
On expletive negation with adversative predicates in the history of English295

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