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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."



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Dissertation Information


Title: The Interaction of Negation and Modality: A typological study Add Dissertation
Author: Ferdinand de Haan Update Dissertation
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Homepage: http://independent.academia.edu/FerdinanddeHaan
Institution: University of Southern California, Department of Linguistics
Completed in: 1994
Linguistic Subfield(s): Typology;
Director(s): John Hawkins

Abstract: The dissertation examines ways, in which scope ambiguities of negation and modality are resolved. Two main strategies are identified, the Modal Suppletion Strategy, in which two different modal elements are used, and the Negation Placement Strategy, in which different slots are used for the negation. It is found that these strategies have different impacts for the syntax of the sentence. The results are applied to other areas in which scope plays a role, such as quantifiers and evidentiality.