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By Norbert Cyffer (Ed.), Erwin Ebermann (Ed.), Georg Ziegelmeyer (Ed.)

This quantity offers with concerns on negation styles in languages of West Africa and the adjoining north and east. the 1st goal is to supply info on a variety of points of negation in African languages. even if the themes addressed the following replicate a very good range of negation styles, the next typological good points were pointed out to be widespread in our area: clash or perhaps incompatibility among negation and concentration, use of alternative oblique technique of negating non-indicative temper (covered lower than the time period ‘Prohibitive’), diverse negation styles in several Tense-Aspect-Moods (e.g. Imperfective vs. Perfective), loss of detrimental indefinites, and disjunctive unfavourable marking (often often called ‘double negation’). The articles awarded right here convey that areal components have performed an important function within the improvement of negation ideas within the languages of West Africa and past. nonetheless genetic components appear to be much less in demand.

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