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LINGUIST List 19.600

Thu Feb 21 2008

Books: Historical Linguistics: Jäger

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, History of German Negation: Jäger


Message 1: History of German Negation: Jäger
Date: 20-Feb-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: History of German Negation: Jäger
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Title: History of German Negation
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 118
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20118

Author: Agnes Jäger
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255013 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255013 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 155.00
Abstract:

This book represents the first comprehensive overview over the history of
negation in German. It addresses both the development of the negation
particles as well as the diachrony of indefinites in the scope of negation
and the phenomenon of Negative Concord. Being based on a corpus study of
several Old and Middle High German texts, it comprises a wealth of
historical examples with additional comparison to Modern Standard German
and dialects, as well as crosslinguistic data from a variety of languages.
The findings are placed in the context of typological research and are
analysed in terms of current syntactic and semantic theory of negation
arguing for an unchanged underlying syntactic structure, with changes in
the lexical filling of NegP and in the lexical features of indefinites
resulting in crucial changes in the syntactic patterns of negation. This
book is of interest to scholars of German linguistics, historical
linguists, as well as anyone working in the field of negation.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (deu)
                            Middle High German (gmh)
                            Old High German (goh)

Written In: English (eng )

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