Semantics: negation

Course Code :2009FLWTLE
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Bi-anuall course:Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Johan Van der Auwera

3. Course contents *

A central speech activity is that of denying and disagreeing. The linguist studies how this activity is reflected in the structure of the language. The course starts off with a classic of twentieth century linguistics, Jespersen’s (1917) and goes on with papers by Laurence Horn, the most prolific contemporary negaholic of the English language. Students will then engage in corpus analysis of selected issues.