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Query Details


Query Subject:   Qs: Negation vs. Affirmation
Author:   Matti Miestamo
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax
Subject Language(s):  Chinese, Mandarin
Dagbani
French
Greek, Modern
Gascon
Korean
Tamil
Welsh
Wolof
Egyptian

Language Family:  Siouan


Query:   Dear Listers,

I am doing my MA thesis on the relationship between negation and
affirmation. Especially I am interested in the way the marking of
tense/aspect/mood or other categories is affected by negation. I would
be grateful, if you could point out to me languages where for instance
a tense/aspect/mood-distinction made in the positive is neutralised in
the negative (or vice versa!) or any languages that are interesting as
far as the relationship between negation and affirmation is
concerned. I am already aware of a number of languages that could be
relevant for my study, but any information is welcome. Also, I would
appreciate information on books and articles relevant for my study. I
will post a summary.

Thank you,
Matti Miestamo, University of Turku, Finland
LL Issue: 8.141
Date posted: 30-Jan-1997



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