The Diachrony of Negation

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| The University of Manchester
| University of Genoa
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Despite intensive research, negation remains elusive. Its expression across languages, its underlying cognitive mechanisms, its development across time, and related phenomena, such as negative polarity and negative concord, leave many unresolved issues of both a definitional and a substantive nature. Such issues are at the heart of the present volume, which presents a twofold contribution. The first part offers a mix of large-scale typological surveys and in-depth investigation of the evolution of negation in individual languages and language families that have not frequently been studied from this point of view, such as Chinese, Berber, Quechua, and Austronesian languages. The second part centers on French, a language whose early stages are comparatively richly documented and which therefore provides an important test case for hypotheses about the diachrony of negative marking. Representing, moreover, a variety of theoretical approaches, the volume will be of interest to researchers on negation, language change, and typology.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 160]  2014.  v, 258 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
The diachrony of negation: Introduction
Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen and Jacqueline Visconti
1–12
On the relation between double clausal negation and negative concord
Lauren Van Alsenoy and Johan van der Auwera
13–46
The Jespersen cycles seen from Austronesian
Frens Vossen and Johan van der Auwera
47–82
The development of standard negation in Quechua: A reconstruction
Edith Pineda-Bernuy
83–130
Taiwanese Southern Min V2 negation: A historical perspective
Hui-Ling Yang
131–166
Berber negation in diachrony
Vermondo Brugnatelli
167–184
The grammaticalization of negative indefinites: The case of the temporal/aspectual n-words plus and mais in Medieval French
Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen
185–212
Evidence from a correspondence corpus for diachronic change in French indefinites 1450–1715
Richard P. Ingham and Amel Kallel
213–234
The continuity of the vernacular: The evolution of negative doubling in French
Pierre Larrivée
235–256
Index
257–258
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014014857 | Marc record