Negation Patterns in West African Languages and Beyond

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This volume deals with issues on negation patterns in languages of West Africa and the adjacent north and east. The first aim is to provide data on various aspects of negation in African languages. Although the topics addressed here reflect a great diversity of negation patterns, the following typological features have been identified to be prominent in our region: conflict or even incompatibility between negation and focus, use of other indirect means of negating non-indicative mood (covered under the term ‘Prohibitive’), different negation patterns in different Tense-Aspect-Moods (e.g. Imperfective vs. Perfective), lack of negative indefinites, and disjunctive negative marking (often referred to as ‘double negation’). The articles presented here show that areal factors have played a significant role in the development of negation strategies in the languages of West Africa and beyond. On the other hand genetic factors seem to be less prominent.
[Typological Studies in Language, 87]  2009.  vi, 368 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Norbert Cyffer
1–6
Negation of non-indicative mood in Hausa, Fulfulde and Kanuri
Georg Ziegelmeyer
7–20
The impact of clause types and focus control, aspect, modality, and referentiality on negation in Lamang and Hdi (Central Chadic)
H. Ekkehard Wolff
21–56
Quantification and polarity: Negative Adverbial Intensifiers (‘never ever’, ‘not at all’, etc.) in Hausa
Philip J. Jaggar
57–70
Negation patterns in Kanuri
Norbert Cyffer
71–92
Songhay verbal negation in its dialectal and areal context
Petr Zima
93–106
Negation in Jukun
Anne Storch
107–120
Negation marking in Igbo
Ozo-mekuri Ndimele
121–138
Aspects of discontinuous negation in Santome
Tjerk Hagemeijer
139–166
Negation in Gur: Genetic, areal and unique features
Kerstin Winkelmann and Gudrun Miehe
167–204
Double negation-marking: A case of contact-induced grammaticalization in West Africa?
Klaus Beyer
205–222
Negation in South Mande
Valentin Vydrine
223–260
From double negation to portmanteau: Comparative sentence negation in Northern Samo
Erwin Ebermann
261–286
The system of negation in Berber
Amina Mettouchi
287–306
Verb-object-negative order in central Africa
Matthew S. Dryer
307–362
Language index
363–364
Name index
365–366
Subject index
367–368
“This volume constitutes an important contribution to African linguistics which will contribute to a better understanding of negation in other African languages and also to the treatment of areal features.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009019499