Esse 2016 Seminar: Negation and Negatives: A Cross-Linguistic & Cross-Cultural Perspective

Country: Ireland

City: Galway

Abstr. due: 28.02.2016

Dates: 22.04.16 — 26.08.16

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

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Organizers: The European Society for the Study of English


The interest in negation as a universal feature of human language has always instigated much linguistic and linguistic-related research. The purpose of the present seminar is thus to present various viewpoints on negation and negatives in English from a cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspective. Special focus will be laid on new theoretical perspectives and latest developments in the domain of negation, including the functional, lexical, and discursive nature of negation, formal approaches to negation, negation in view of the contrastive linguistic method, diachronic vs. synchronic analysis of negation, and pragmatic as well as sociolinguistic aspects of negation.

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