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Title: La négation dans les langues romanes
Edited By: Franck Floricic
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LIS%2026
Series Title: Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa 26

Negation has always been and still is a central topic in typological
studies and theoretical research. Its centrality shows itself in the fact
that it is not restricted to a given linguistic field but compasses the
whole domain of linguistic studies. Very often, works on negation are
brought about in a one-sided perspective which excludes other points of
view. This book, on the contrary, puts together studies on negation based
on various theoretical frameworks and aims to cover a wide range of
theoretical perspectives. The book offers contributions on negation in Old
Occitan, in Old Italic languages, and in several modern Romance languages
(Italian, Roumanian, French, Spanish, Occitan, Catalan, among others). It
covers the diachronic dimension of negation, and explores the syntactic as
well as the semantico-pragmatic side of the phenomenon; aspects of negative
affixation provide the morphological dimension. The originality of this
volume thus lies in the multidisciplinarity of the approaches and
perspectives offered.

La question de la négation a toujours été et demeure un sujet central dans
les recherches en linguistique théorique et typologique. Son caractère
central réside en ceci qu’elle n’est pas limitée à un domaine linguistique
donné, mais embrasse le champ entier de la recherche linguistique. Aussi
les travaux sur la négation sont-ils très souvent réalisés dans une
perspective donnée qui exclut de facto d’autres points de vue ou d’autres
approches. Cet ouvrage prend au contraire le parti de réunir des études
dont les postulats théoriques et méthodologiques sont variés, couvrant
ainsi un éventail de perspectives théoriques. Le présent volume propose
donc des contributions sur la négation en Ancien Occitan, dans les langues
de l’Italie ancienne et dans diverses langues romanes contemporaines
(notamment en Italien, Roumain, Français, Espagnol,
Occitan, Catalan). Il couvre ainsi la dimension diachronique de la
négation, et s’attache à en décrire le fonctionnement d’un point de vue
syntaxique aussi bien que sémantico-pragmatique. La dimension morphologique
de la négation est également abordée via la problématique de l’affixation
négative. L’originalité de cet ouvrage réside donc dans la
multidisciplinarité des approches et des perspectives qu’il offre.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027231362
ISBN-13: 9789027231369
Pages: 244
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U.S. $ 142.00