Negation in the History of English

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Five ways of saying no: the development of sentential negation in English in a Government and Binding perspective 9
English negation from an interactional perspective 29
On Negative Raising in the history of English 55
Negative Concord and Verb Projection Raising in Old English and West Flemish 101
Multiple negation in Middle English verse 121
Sentential negation and clause structure in Old English 147
The facts and nothing but: the (non-)grammaticalisation of negative exclusives in English 167
Isn't it? or is it not? On the order of postverbal subject and negative particle in the history of English 189
The origin and development of the "Neg ... neither" construction: a case of grammaticalisation 207
Affixal and non-affixal negation - a case of stable variation over time? 233
On the scope of Negative Concord 269
On expletive negation with adversative predicates in the history of English 295
Index 329
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