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

David Willis, Christopher Lucas, and Anne Breitbarth

Abstract

This volume represents the first of a two-volume work examining the historical development of negation in the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean. It integrates existing work from typological and generative synchronic approaches with detailed philological work on the histories of individual languages to give a uniquely comparative diachronic perspective. In this first volume, leading experts on the history of negation in various languages have been brought together to give an assessment of the state of the art of research in their field. We provide an overview of the main trends of devel ... More

Keywords: negation, diachrony, jespersen’s cycle, indefinite pronouns, syntax, historical syntax

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602537
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Willis, editor
Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge

Christopher Lucas, editor
Department of Linguistics, University of London

Anne Breitbarth, editor
Department of Linguistics, University of Ghent