Matti Miestamo
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There is a long philosophical tradition concerned with negation. Within linguistics negation can be approached from various points of view and a large number of topics related to negation is discussed in the literature. Here it is necessary to concentrate on the most important ones and they can be treated only briefly. The areas to be dealt with are typology, scope and markedness of negation, negative polarity, negation and scalarity, metalinguistic negation, negative transport and some diachronic and acquisitional aspects.

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