Publication details [#9495]

Tottie, Gunnel. 1981. Negation and discourse strategy in spoken and written English. In Sankoff, David and Henriette Cedergren, eds. Variation omnibus. Linguistic Research. pp. 271–284.
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Article in book
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Language as a subject


T. inquires into the reasons for the higher frequency of affixal negation in written English than in spoken English. The distinction between prepared and unprepared discourse is said to be crucial.