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Negative Indefinites

Doris Penka

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567263
eISBN:
9780191723261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567263.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This exploration of the syntax-semantics interface is concerned with negative indefinites like English ‘nobody’, ‘nothing’, etc. and their counterparts in other languages. A cross-linguistically ... More


Negative Concord

Doris Penka

in Negative Indefinites

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567263
eISBN:
9780191723261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567263.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the phenomenon of negative concord, where multiple instances of morph-syntactically negative elements contribute a single negation to the semantics. It discusses ... More


The Negative Cycles

Elly van Gelderen

in The Linguistic Cycle: Language Change and the Language Faculty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756056
eISBN:
9780199896882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756056.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The Negative Cycle may be one of the most pervasive of cyclical changes. This chapter provides examples of (partial) negative cycles from a variety of languages and show that there are two ... More


Comparing diachronies of negation

David Willis, Christopher Lucas, and Anne Breitbarth

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides an overview of the typical pathways for the development of negation, focusing on the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean. It considers the frequency and causes of ... More


Developments in negative and polarity-sensitive contexts from Latin to Romance

Chiara Gianollo

in Indefinites between Latin and Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198812661
eISBN:
9780191850448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812661.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explores some determining factors for the development of indefinites participating in Negative Concord from Latin to Romance (with special attention to Old French and Old Italian). In ... More


Negative words

Cecilia Poletto

in Word Order in Old Italian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660247
eISBN:
9780191769511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660247.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter the distribution of n-words is investigated with respect to two factors: the position of the past participle and the occurrence of negative concord. It is shown that Old Italian ... More


Indefinites and negation in the history of Latin

Chiara Gianollo

in Indefinites between Latin and Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198812661
eISBN:
9780191850448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812661.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter is a study of Latin indefinites in direct-negation contexts. These indefinites are interesting from a theoretical point of view because of their extreme dependence on the surrounding ... More


Negation in the history of the Slavonic languages

David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

While Slavonic languages have been conservative in their expression of sentential negation, retaining the inherited marker ne, there has been much change in other aspects of the system. This chapter ... More


Negation in the history of the Brythonic Celtic languages

David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter sets out the separate but parallel emergence of new markers of negation in Welsh and Breton, Welsh ddim from an earlier indefinite pronoun ‘nothing’ and Breton ket of unknown origin, and ... More


Sources of change in the German syntax of negation

Agnes Jäger

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter explains the main negation markers in the history of German are the neg‐particles ni/ne (Neg°), ni(c)ht (SpecNegP), and n‐words. It also details the ratio of these and their ... More


Negation in the history of Greek

Jo Willmott

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter traces the historical complexities of the Greek negative system from Ancient Greek to Standard Modern Greek. Throughout its history Greek has two sentential negators. This chapter ... More


Negative changes: three factors and the diachrony of Afrikaans negation

Theresa Biberauer and Hedde Zeijlstra

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter focuses on variation in the modern Afrikaans negation system. Standard Afrikaans (Afrikaans A) is a typologically rare system where multiple negative markers and negative markers ... More


Negation in the history of Italo-Romance

Mair Parry

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter sets out the emergence of the immense range of variation found in the ways of expressing negation in the varieties/dialects of Italy. New markers of negation have emerged from a wide ... More


Negation in the history of English

Richard Ingham

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter looks at the emergence of not and -n’t as clausal negators and their replacement of earlier ne in the history of English, charting the spread of not in Middle English and its interaction ... More


Ingredients of Polarity Sensitivity: Bipolar Items in Japanese

Akira Watanabe

in Strategies of Quantification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692439
eISBN:
9780191744891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter will take up two types of bipolar items in Japanese to identify various factors that contribute to polarity sensitivity. It has been well known since Fauconnier (1975) that scalar ... More


Indefinites in the scope of negation

Anne Breitbarth

in The History of Low German Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199687282
eISBN:
9780191767050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687282.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter studies the patterns of interaction between negation markers and indefinites, and diachronic changes affecting this interaction. The chapter demonstrates that Old Low German in ... More


Theoretical background

Anne Breitbarth

in The History of Low German Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199687282
eISBN:
9780191767050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687282.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter summarizes the assumptions regarding syntactic change in general and change in the expression of negation in particular, and discusses different approaches to the syntax of negation and ... More


Features, Concord, Quantification: Licensing of Conjunctive Quantifiers and its Implications

Kook‐Hee Gil and George Tsoulas

in Strategies of Quantification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692439
eISBN:
9780191744891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The use of wh or indeterminate pronouns in the formation of quantificational expressions in a wide variety of the world's languages is well documented. The compositional derivation is a question that ... More


Negation

Cecilia Poletto

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0051
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is critically to address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues in Romance negation, covering such topics as the source of different types of ... More


Negation in the history of (High) German

Agnes Jager

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter traces the expression of negation and negative indefinites from Old High German to the present day. In Old High German, sentential negation was expressed by a preverbal negative particle ... More


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