Tid: Torsdag 24 maj 15:00 - 17:00
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Research into the ways in which negation of declarative verbal main clauses is realised cross-linguistically has revealed that negation is most commonly expressed using a negative particle, with affixation of negative morphemes to a verbal stem occurring as the next most frequently encountered strategy in the world’s languages (Dahl 1979, Dryer 1989, Miestamo 2005). While the morphological expression of negation through affixation is widespread, other non-concatenative exponents of negation are comparatively rare or geographically restricted in terms of their distribution. For instance, Dryer (2011) indicates that of 1326 languages investigated for a study on the relative order of verbs and negative morphemes, only seven languages used tone as part of their strategy to mark negation, and all of these languages were spoken in a contiguous zone stretching from West to East Africa; other minor strategies used in the formation of negatives listed by Dryer (2011) include infixation (two languages) and stem changes (one language). In this paper, I examine a further rare strategy used in the exponence of negation, namely reduplication.


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