By Peter Kahrel (Ed.), René van den Berg (Ed.)
This number of articles deals descriptions of the negation method in sixteen languages. As no longer a lot is understood approximately negation structures in non-European languages, the 1st target of the amount is to supply facts on quite a few features on negation; for all articles those info have been amassed at the foundation of an analogous questionnaire. such a lot paintings in this topic offers with syntactic facets of negation; this quantity makes an attempt to incorporate pragmatic and semantic matters to boot, resembling the expression of adverse indefinites, interplay of negation and quantifiers, the scope of negation, and the alternative of a specific kind of negation in instances the place there are numerous how one can exhibit this. For a few less-known languages descriptions delivering a wealth of knowledge are provided right here, and within the articles approximately well-studied languages, new facts and analyses of extra complex concerns are provided.