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On Syntax of Negation

1st Edition

By Itziar Laka

Routledge

196 pages

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The central concern of this title, first published in 1994, is the syntactic nature of negation in Universal Grammar, and its relation to other functional elements in the Syntax. The study argues that negation is not a syntactic category on its own; rather, it is one of the values of a more abstract syntactic category, named Σ, which includes other sentence operators, such as affirmation and emphasis. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. The Tense C-Command Condition 2. The Σ Projection 3. Negative Complementizers; Notes; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

This set reissues 22 books on syntax, originally published between 1971 and 1994. Together, the volumes cover key topics within the larger subject of syntax, including reflexivization, morphology and syntactical theory. Written by an international set of scholars, particular volumes focus on languages such as French and Spanish, whilst other volumes are devoted specifically to syntax in the English language. This collection provides insight and perspective on various elements of syntax over a period of over 20 years and demonstrates its enduring importance as a field of research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN006000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LAN009060
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax