Negation in Uralic Languages

ORCID logoMatti Miestamo | University of Helsinki
Anne Tamm | Central European University and Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church
Beáta Wagner-Nagy | University of Hamburg
ISBN 9789027206893 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027268648 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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The grammaticalized expression of negation is a linguistic universal. This volume deals with negation in the Uralic language family in a typological perspective. As in no other major language family before, a comprehensive typological questionnaire provides the basis for the chapters documenting negation in 17 languages. Most of them are endangered. The chapters highlight negative auxiliary verbs—the special Uralic feature—and their ways of combining with the rich inventory of other negators in different types of clauses, as well as negative replies, negative indefinites, abessives/caritives/privatives, scope, polarity and emphatic negation. Selected aspects of negation, such as negative indefinites, negation of non-verbal predicates and information structure, are discussed in more detail in five further chapters. The book brings new typologically informed perspectives on negation in the Uralic family, and it provides valuable data and insights for any linguist working on negation.
[Typological Studies in Language, 108]  2015.  ix, 667 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015000823 | Marc record