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dc.contributor.authorCloutier, Robert Allen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-05T16:04:03Z
dc.date.available2014-03-05T16:04:03Z
dc.date.issued2002-08
dc.identifier.othercloutier_robert_a_200208_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/cloutier_robert_a_200208_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29522
dc.description.abstractThis thesis traces the development of negation in English, providing a brief synopsis and a Minimalist analysis of each stage. Brief discussions of negation in other languages (focused primarily on other Germanic languages, French, and Arabic dialects) follow the description of each stage. “Jespersen’s cycle” accounts for the development of most of the stages of negation, but it does not adequately explain the rise of auxiliated negation in English. I contend that negation located in the head of a negative projection either raises with verbs as they check features, or it blocks verbs from raising to check features. Using the Lexicalist Mirror Principle to account for differences in functional projections and ordering thereof, I present and support this hypothesis by analyzing negation strategies in Mandarin Chinese, Classical Tibetan, Finnish, Korean, Turkish, and Swahili. I conclude with a proposal for the future development of negation in English-the negative auxiliary.
dc.languageDiachronic negation in English : a minimalist analysis with references to other languages
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only
dc.subjectNegation
dc.subjectEnglish
dc.subjectMinimalist Program
dc.subjectJespersen\'s Cycle
dc.subjectAuxiliated
dc.subjectnegation
dc.subjectLexicalist Mirror Principle
dc.subjectNegative Auxiliary
dc.subjectNegative
dc.subjectProjection
dc.subjectHistory of English
dc.titleDiachronic negation in English : a minimalist analysis with references to other languages
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentLinguistics Program
dc.description.majorLinguistics
dc.description.advisorWilliam Provost
dc.description.committeeWilliam Provost
dc.description.committeeMarlyse Baptista
dc.description.committeeJared Klein


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