LINGUIST List 26.3234

Thu Jul 09 2015

Books: Negation in Uralic Languages: Miestamo, Tamm, Wagner-Nagy (eds.)

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Date: 06-Jul-2015
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Negation in Uralic Languages: Miestamo, Tamm, Wagner-Nagy (eds.)
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Title: Negation in Uralic Languages
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 108
Published: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.108

Editor: Matti Miestamo
Editor: Anne Tamm
Editor: Beáta Wagner-Nagy
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268648 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268648 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268648 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 92.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206893 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206893 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 92.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206893 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 116.60
Abstract:

The grammaticalized expression of negation is a linguistic universal. This volume deals with negation in the Uralic language family in a typological perspective. As in no other major language family before, a comprehensive typological questionnaire provides the basis for the chapters documenting negation in 17 languages. Most of them are endangered. The chapters highlight negative auxiliary verbs—the special Uralic feature—and their ways of combining with the rich inventory of other negators in different types of clauses, as well as negative replies, negative indefinites, abessives/caritives/privatives, scope, polarity and emphatic negation. Selected aspects of negation, such as negative indefinites, negation of non-verbal predicates and information structure, are discussed in more detail in five further chapters. The book brings new typologically informed perspectives on negation in the Uralic family, and it provides valuable data and insights for any linguist working on negation.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
                            Typology
Language Family(ies): Uralic

Written In: English (eng)

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