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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


The Nature of the Licensing Relation

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/9780199567263.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter takes up issues surrounding the licensing relation between negative indefinites and negation. It shows that approaches assuming certain syntactic configurations (e.g., the NEG criterion ... More


Summary

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/9780199567263.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter gives a brief summary of the analysis and the typology of negative indefinites in the languages discussed. Some consequences of the analysis are suggested.


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


Negation in the history of Low German and Dutch

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/9780199602537.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter looks at the progress of Jespersen’s cycle in Low German and Dutch, tracing the emergence of a new marker of negation (nicht, niet) replacing earlier preverbal ni/ne/en and the very slow ... 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


Introduction

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/9780199567263.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter lays the ground for the following discussion by introducing central concepts such as negative indefinites, sentential negation, and constituent negation. It also provides background on ... 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


Distributional Restrictions in Scandinavian

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/9780199567263.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

In the Scandinavian languages, negative indefinites show a restriction in their distribution to the effect that they have to be adjacent to a position a negative marker can occupy. This chapter shows ... 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


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


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


Negation in the history of the Mordvin languages

Arja Hamari

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/9780199602537.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Negation in Mordvin languages (Erzya and Moksha), as in the Uralic languages more generally, is expressed via negative auxiliaries and has therefore undergone patterns of change radically different ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199687282.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter summarises the empirical and theoretical findings of the book and points out their wider significance. The main developments regarding the expression of negation in historical Low German ... More


Negation in the history of French

Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen

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/9780199602537.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on Jespersen’s cycle and the emergence of pas ‘not’ 〈 ‘step’ as a new marker of negation, considering especially pragmatic constraints on its earlier use (cancellation of ... More


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