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The expression of negation, edited by Laurence R. Horn

Label
The expression of negation
Title
The expression of negation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Laurence R. Horn
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Negation is a sine qua non of every human language but is absent from otherwise complex systems of animal communication. In many ways, it is negation that makes us human, imbuing us with the capacity to deny, to contradict, to misrepresent, to lie, and to convey irony. The apparent simplicity of logical negation as a one-place operator that toggles truth and falsity belies the intricate complexity of the expression of negation in natural language. Not only do we find negative adverbs, verbs, copulas, quantifiers, and affixes, but the interaction of negation with other operators (including multiple iterations of negation itself) can be exceedingly complex to describe, extending (as first detailed by Otto Jespersen) to negative concord, negative incorporation, and the widespread occurrence of negative polarity items whose distribution is subject to principles of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters in this book survey the patterning of negative utterances in natural languages, spanning such foundational issues as how negative sentences are realized cross-linguistically and how that realization tends to change over time, how negation is acquired by children, how it is processed by adults, and how its expression changes over time. Specific chapters offer focused empirical studies of negative polarity, pleonastic negation, and negative/quantifier scope interaction, as well as detailed examinations of the form and function of sentential negation in modern Romance languages and Classical Japanese."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
415
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P299.N4
LC item number
E97 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The expression of cognitive categories
Series volume
ECC 4
Label
The expression of negation, edited by Laurence R. Horn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Laurence R. Horn -- Typology of sentence negation / Östen Dahl -- The acquisition of negation / Christine Dimroth -- On the diachrony of negation / Johan van der Auwera -- Hypernegation in English and other languages / Laurence R. Horn -- Quantifier-negation interaction in English: A corpus linguistic study of all-- not constructions / Gunnel Tottie and Anja Neukom-Hermann -- Negative and positive polarity items: An investigation of the interplay of lexical meaning and global conditions on expression / Jack Hoeksema -- Negation as a metaphor-inducing operator / Rachel Giora ... [et al.] -- Negation in classical Japanese / Yasuhiko Kato -- Negation in the new millennium: A bibliography / Laurence R. Horn
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
343 p.
Isbn
9783110219296
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn432990906
  • (OCoLC)ocn664706954
Label
The expression of negation, edited by Laurence R. Horn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Laurence R. Horn -- Typology of sentence negation / Östen Dahl -- The acquisition of negation / Christine Dimroth -- On the diachrony of negation / Johan van der Auwera -- Hypernegation in English and other languages / Laurence R. Horn -- Quantifier-negation interaction in English: A corpus linguistic study of all-- not constructions / Gunnel Tottie and Anja Neukom-Hermann -- Negative and positive polarity items: An investigation of the interplay of lexical meaning and global conditions on expression / Jack Hoeksema -- Negation as a metaphor-inducing operator / Rachel Giora ... [et al.] -- Negation in classical Japanese / Yasuhiko Kato -- Negation in the new millennium: A bibliography / Laurence R. Horn
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
343 p.
Isbn
9783110219296
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn432990906
  • (OCoLC)ocn664706954

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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