By Gabriella Mazzon
Negation is among the major services in human communication.A background of English Negation is the 1st e-book to examine English negation over the total of its documented historical past, utilizing a large database and available terminology.
After an introductory bankruptcy, the e-book analyses facts from the entire pattern of previous English records to be had, and from a number of center English and Renaissance records, displaying that the variety of types used at any unmarried degree is wider, and the velocity in their swap significantly swifter, than formerly quite often assumed.
The publication strikes directly to assessment present formalised debts of the location in smooth English, tracing the alterations in principles for expressing negation that experience intervened because the earliest documented historical past of the language. because the commonplace is just one number of a language, it additionally surveys the technique of negation utilized in a few non-standard and dialectal types of English. The booklet concludes with a glance at particularly lately born languages corresponding to Pidgins and Creoles, to enquire the measure of naturalness of the rules that rule the expression of English negation.
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A History of English Negation (Longman Linguistics Library) by Gabriella Mazzon