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Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory$
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Paola Crisma and Giuseppe Longobardi

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560547

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.001.0001

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Sources of change in the German syntax of negation

Sources of change in the German syntax of negation

(p.110) 7 Sources of change in the German syntax of negation
Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Agnes Jäger

Oxford University Press

This chapter explains the main negation markers in the history of German are the neg‐particles ni/ne (Neg°), ni(c)ht (SpecNegP), and n‐words. It also details the ratio of these and their co‐occurrence change diachronically due to phonetic weakening and reinforcement of the neg‐particle and a profound change in the indefinite system. It finds that the underlying syntactic structure remained unchanged.

Keywords:   negation, Old High German, Middle High German, negative concord, Jespersen's Cycle

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