By Gabriella Mazzon

ISBN-10: 0582381851

ISBN-13: 9780582381858

Negation is without doubt one of the major capabilities in human communication.A background of English Negation is the 1st publication to examine English negation over the entire of its documented background, utilizing a large database and obtainable terminology.

After an introductory bankruptcy, the publication analyses facts from the entire pattern of outdated English records on hand, and from numerous heart English and Renaissance files, displaying that the diversity of varieties used at any unmarried degree is wider, and the speed in their switch significantly quicker, than formerly typically assumed.

The e-book strikes directly to overview present formalised bills of the location in smooth English, tracing the alterations in ideas for expressing negation that experience intervened because the earliest documented heritage of the language. because the ordinary is just one number of a language, it additionally surveys the technique of negation utilized in a few non-standard and dialectal forms of English. The publication concludes with a glance at rather lately born languages comparable to Pidgins and Creoles, to enquire the measure of naturalness of the rules that rule the expression of English negation.

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