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Internal motivations and formal approaches

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that, while the creation of indefinites from generic nouns is grammaticalization in the form of upwards reanalysis from N to R, the quantifier and free-choice cycles do not in ... More


Empirical generalizations

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows that, across languages, indefinites show a tendency to become increasingly restricted to ever-stronger negative polarity contexts, eventually becoming restricted to the scope of ... More


The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book constitutes the second volume of the two-volume work The history of negation in the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean. While the first volume united a rich collection of ten case ... More


Conclusion

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter summarizes the volume. It provides a bird's-eye view on the diachronic changes and the accounts developed in the volume. The different strands of research, empirical observations, ... More


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