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Svennevig, Jan and Paweł Urbanik. 2019. Managing contingencies in requests: The role of negation in Norwegian interrogative directives. Journal of Pragmatics 139 : 109–125.
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Negation in interrogative requests tallies possible or real clash of reasons. Position of negation in Norwegian discloses diverse orientations to contingences. Preposed negation is dictated by premises conducive to awaiting performance. Preposed negation projects request granting and averts denial. Postposed negation replies to already extant obstacles in order to fight them.