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Title: Negation in English and Maltese : common rules and typological differences
Authors: Grozdanova, L.A.
Keywords: English language -- Negatives
Maltese language -- Negatives
Maltese language -- Semantics
English language -- Malta -- Influence on Maltese
English language -- Semantics
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Grozdanova, L.A. (1990). Negation in English and Maltese : common rules and typological differences. Journal of Maltese Studies, 19-20, 95-99.
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to compare the major means of expressing negation in standard English and Maltese. The syntactic patterns involved are: (a) verbal negation, which correlates with negation of the predicate in the semantic formula ; (b) subject and/or object negation (with or without co-occurring verbal negation), which correlates with complete negation. The goal being to work out the rules connecting the syntactic and semantic structures under study, these will be handled in terms of semantico-syntactic correspondences rather than in morphological terms.
Appears in Collections:JMS, Volume 19-20
JMS, Volume 19-20

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