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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 objective is to supply facts on a number of points of negation in African languages. even supposing the subjects addressed right here replicate an excellent variety of negation styles, the next typological beneficial properties were pointed out to be renowned in our quarter: clash or perhaps incompatibility among negation and concentration, use of different oblique technique of negating non-indicative temper (covered less than the time period ‘Prohibitive’), diverse negation styles in several Tense-Aspect-Moods (e.g. Imperfective vs. Perfective), loss of unfavourable indefinites, and disjunctive destructive marking (often often called ‘double negation’). The articles provided the following exhibit that areal elements have performed an important position within the improvement of negation options within the languages of West Africa and past. nevertheless genetic components appear to be much less famous.

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