Two negations for the price of one
- Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Glossa: a journal of general linguistics
(issn: 2397-1835, eissn: 2397-1835)
child language | negation in English | double negation | learnability | double negation; negative concord; child language; learnability; negation in English | P101-410 | Linguistics, language acquisition, negation, negative concord, double negation | negative concord | Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
Standard English is typically described as a double negation language. In double negation languages, each negative marker contributes independent semantic force. Two negations in the same clause usually cancel each other out, resulting in an affirmative sentence. Other...