The evolution of negation : beyond the Jespersen Cycle /

Why do languages change? The proposal that the grammar of negation evolves according to cycles is looked at from the behaviour of negative items and constructions, mainly through the history of English and French. The studies show that the variation within a language at any given point of history is...

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Other Authors: Larrivée, Pierre., Ingham, Richard P.
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, 2011.
Series:Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 235.
Online Access:CONNECT