Historical pragmatics and dialogue:Early Modern English negatives and beyond

Culpeper, Jonathan Vaughan and Van Olmen, Daniel (2018) Historical pragmatics and dialogue:Early Modern English negatives and beyond. 語用論研究 Studies in Pragmatics, 20. pp. 4-16.

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Abstract

Affirmatives and negatives raise interesting issues for both grammar and pragmatics. This paper focusses on the Early Modern English negatives no and nay, and their role in the question-response system. Using data from Shakespeare’s plays and corpus methods, we note the demise of 'nay', and the specific uses and pragmatic meanings of 'no' and 'nay'. We conclude by discussing our key findings in a broader theoretical and cross-linguistic perspective.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: 語用論研究 Studies in Pragmatics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 130826
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2019 14:55
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 04:56
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/130826

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