The evolution of negation : beyond the Jespersen Cycle

edited by Pierre Larrivée, Richard P. Ingham

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 too great for cycles to be invoked as an autonomous mechanism of grammar change. Instead, variation may be understood by looking at the patterns of evolution of individual (families of) items.

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書名 The evolution of negation : beyond the Jespersen Cycle
著作者等 Ingham, Richard P.
Larrivée, Pierre
Ingham Richard
Larrivee Pierre
シリーズ名 Trends in linguistics
出版元 De Gruyter Mouton
刊行年月 c2011
ページ数 vi, 350 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9783110238600
NCID BB07976498
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言語 英語
出版国 ドイツ