A History of English Negation

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Pearson Longman, 2004 - History - 176 pages
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This volume traces the history of negation in English from Old and Middle English through to Modern Standard English and other varieties of English. It discusses the developments of negation in the early centuries, which involves looking at the problems of the phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics of Old and Middle English. There is also a chapter on negation in British dialects, non-standard forms, other native forms such as Black English, and non-native varieties such as English-based pidgins and Creoles.

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Gabriella Mazzon is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Cagliari. Her main research interests are sociolinguistics (English as a second language, varieties of English), historical syntax (negative forms), and historical pragmatics (forms of address, modality, dialogue).

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