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By Gabriella Mazzon

Negation is among the major features in human communication.A historical past of English Negation is the 1st booklet to examine English negation over the entire of its documented historical past, utilizing a large database and available terminology.

After an introductory bankruptcy, the publication analyses facts from the full pattern of outdated English files to be had, and from numerous heart English and Renaissance records, displaying that the diversity of kinds used at any unmarried level is wider, and the speed in their switch significantly swifter, than formerly mostly assumed.

The publication strikes directly to evaluate present formalised debts of the location in smooth English, tracing the alterations in ideas for expressing negation that experience intervened because the earliest documented historical past of the language. because the normal is just one number of a language, it additionally surveys the technique of negation utilized in a few non-standard and dialectal sorts of English. The e-book concludes with a glance at rather lately born languages resembling Pidgins and Creoles, to enquire the measure of naturalness of the foundations that rule the expression of English negation.

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