By Gabriella Mazzon

Negation is among the major features in human communication.A heritage of English Negation is the 1st publication to examine English negation over the entire of its documented historical past, utilizing a large database and available terminology.

After an introductory bankruptcy, the e-book analyses proof from the total pattern of previous English files on hand, and from numerous center English and Renaissance records, exhibiting that the variety of varieties used at any unmarried degree is wider, and the speed in their swap significantly speedier, than formerly normally assumed.

The ebook strikes directly to evaluate present formalised bills of the location in glossy English, tracing the adjustments in ideas for expressing negation that experience intervened because the earliest documented background of the language. because the general is just one number of a language, it additionally surveys the technique of negation utilized in a few non-standard and dialectal types of English. The booklet concludes with a glance at quite lately born languages akin to Pidgins and Creoles, to enquire the measure of naturalness of the foundations that rule the expression of English negation.

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