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Query:   Negation/Affirmation
Author:  Matti Miestamo
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Language Family:   Siouan

Summary:   DEAR LINGUISTS,

LAST MONTH I HAD A QUERY ON THE LIST CONCERNING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
NEGATION AND AFFIRMATION. MY ORIGINAL POSTING WAS AS FOLLOWS:

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. AALSO, I WOULD
APPRECIATE INFORMATION ON BOOKS AND ARTICLES RELEVANT FOR MY STUDY. I
WILL POST A SUMMARY.

I THANK THE FOLLOWING PERSONS FOR THEIR RESPONSES:
MARC PICARD, JOHN E. KOONTZ, DAVID HOUGHTON, YASUHIKO KATO, PIERRE LARRIVEE,
TEJ BHATIA, ELENA KOUTSOMITOPOULOU, MIAO-LING HSIEH, LARRY HORN,
CLAUS-DIETER PUSCH, KEAN KAUFMANN, MARINA YAGUELLO, ANN WEHMEYER, OLIVER
BAUMANN, CARSTEN PEUST, ANTOINE LONNET, ISAO HONDA, KNUT OLAWSKY AND NANCY
TORRES.

IF YOU HAVE RESPONDED, BUT YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE LIST, PLEASE RE-SEND ME
YOUR MAIL. WE HAD SOME E-MAIL PROBLEMS AT THE TIME MY QUERY APPEARED ON
LINGUIST.

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ISAO HONDA:

YOUR TOPIC SEEMS TO BE SIMILAR TO THE ONE THAT I DEALT WITH IN
MY UNPUBLISHED PH. D DISSERTATION

LL Issue: 8.289
Date Posted: 27-Feb-1997
Original Query: Read original query