By Gabriella Mazzon
Negation is likely one of the major services in human communication.A historical past of English Negation is the 1st ebook to examine English negation over the full of its documented heritage, utilizing a large database and available terminology.
After an introductory bankruptcy, the booklet analyses facts from the full pattern of previous English files to be had, and from a number of center English and Renaissance files, exhibiting that the variety of kinds used at any unmarried level is wider, and the speed in their switch significantly quicker, than formerly normally assumed.
The booklet strikes directly to evaluate present formalised money owed of the location in smooth English, tracing the alterations in ideas for expressing negation that experience intervened because the earliest documented background of the language. because the average is just one number of a language, it additionally surveys the technique of negation utilized in a few non-standard and dialectal different types of English. The ebook concludes with a glance at fairly lately born languages equivalent to Pidgins and Creoles, to enquire the measure of naturalness of the foundations that rule the expression of English negation.
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