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By Gabriella Mazzon

Negation is likely one of the major services in human communication.A background of English Negation is the 1st publication to examine English negation over the complete of its documented heritage, utilizing a large database and available terminology.


After an introductory bankruptcy, the ebook analyses proof from the entire pattern of outdated English files to be had, and from numerous center English and Renaissance records, exhibiting that the variety of varieties used at any unmarried level is wider, and the speed in their switch significantly swifter, than formerly quite often assumed.


The booklet strikes directly to assessment present formalised money owed of the placement in glossy English, tracing the alterations in ideas for expressing negation that experience intervened because the earliest documented background of the language. because the ordinary is just one number of a language, it additionally surveys the technique of negation utilized in a few non-standard and dialectal kinds of English. The ebook concludes with a glance at really lately born languages resembling Pidgins and Creoles, to enquire the measure of naturalness of the rules that rule the expression of English negation.

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