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By Gabriella Mazzon

Negation is among the major capabilities in human communication.A background of English Negation is the 1st e-book to examine English negation over the complete of its documented historical past, utilizing a large database and available terminology.

After an introductory bankruptcy, the e-book analyses proof from the total pattern of outdated English files to be had, and from a number of heart English and Renaissance records, displaying that the variety of varieties used at any unmarried level is wider, and the speed in their swap significantly speedier, than formerly in most cases assumed.

The ebook strikes directly to assessment present formalised money owed of the location in glossy English, tracing the adjustments in principles for expressing negation that experience intervened because the earliest documented background 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 different types of English. The e-book concludes with a glance at rather lately born languages akin to Pidgins and Creoles, to enquire the measure of naturalness of the rules that rule the expression of English negation.

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