Negation and Contact

With special focus on Singapore English

| Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
| National University of Singapore
ISBN 9789027259486 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027265944 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
The study of negation across languages has left no stone unturned with respect to a range of frequently-researched areas, such as negative raising, negative concord, and the behavior of quantifiers under negative scope. Past research has chiefly focused on the category of negation from a cross-linguistic perspective, with probably less attention devoted to the study of negation across dialects of languages, or across contact languages. The observation of universal quantification in the scope of negation in the English spoken in Singapore, for example, is an area which has been largely under-researched in the literature, as has the rarely-reported phenomenon of negative raising in Singapore English. The present volume profiles some of the problems of negation in English and Singapore English, framed against the background of studies of negation in other contact dialects of English and pidgins/creoles, and offering a diverse range of theoretical approaches to the problems.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 183]  2017.  vii, 208 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements
Debra Ziegeler and Zhiming Bao
Towards a diachronic reconstruction of Colloquial Singapore English
Peter Siemund and Lijun Li
NEG-raising and long-distance licensing of negative polarity items
Jack Hoeksema
A positive polarity focus particle under negation: Not also and the impact of pragmatic activation
Pierre Larrivée
What is Strict Negative Concord? Lessons from French Based Creoles
Viviane Déprez
Englishes, English creoles and their negative indefinites
Johan van der Auwera
Negative raising in Singapore English
Zhiming Bao and Luwen Cao
Quantification under negative scope in Singapore English
Debra Ziegeler
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN016000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016057186 | Marc record