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LINGUIST List 20.3125

Wed Sep 16 2009

Books: Typology/Syntax/Morphology: Cyffer, Ebermann, Ziegelmeyer (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Negation Patterns in West African Languages and Beyond: Cyffer, Ebermann, Ziegelmeyer (Eds)

Message 1: Negation Patterns in West African Languages and Beyond: Cyffer, Ebermann, Ziegelmeyer (Eds)
Date: 16-Sep-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Negation Patterns in West African Languages and Beyond: Cyffer, Ebermann, Ziegelmeyer (Eds)
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Title: Negation Patterns in West African Languages and Beyond
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 87
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2087

Editor: Norbert Cyffer
Editor: Erwin Ebermann
Editor: Georg Ziegelmeyer
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289391 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289391 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206688 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206688 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This volume deals with issues on negation patterns in languages of West
Africa and the adjacent north and east. The first aim is to provide data on
various aspects of negation in African languages. Although the topics
addressed here reflect a great diversity of negation patterns, the
following typological features have been identified to be prominent in our
region: conflict or even incompatibility between negation and focus, use of
other indirect means of negating non-indicative mood (covered under the
term 'Prohibitive'), different negation patterns in different
Tense-Aspect-Moods (e.g. Imperfective vs. Perfective), lack of negative
indefinites, and disjunctive negative marking (often referred to as 'double
negation'). The articles presented here show that areal factors have played
a significant role in the development of negation strategies in the
languages of West Africa and beyond. On the other hand genetic factors seem
to be less prominent.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng )

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