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LINGUIST List 21.2158

Sat May 08 2010

Qs: Typology: Lexicalization of Negation

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        1.    Svetoslava Antonova, Typology: Lexicalization of Negation

Message 1: Typology: Lexicalization of Negation
Date: 05-May-2010
From: Svetoslava Antonova <svan4015student.su.se>
Subject: Typology: Lexicalization of Negation
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Hi LINGUIST List subscribers,

I am a currently working on a typological project on negation at the
University of Stockholm, Sweden. I am more specifically interested in
the lexicalization of negation.

I was wondering if in the languages that you are familiar with if there
are any lexical verbs that express negation in a special way (negative
existentials and copula verbs are excluded from this). For example, in
Bulgarian, the verb "njamam" (not.have.1SG.PRES) is also used to
negate the future.

I am grateful for any suggestions. Thank you very much!

Svetoslava Antonova
English Department
Stockholm University

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

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