Linguistik | Kolloquien | Vortrag

Fachbereichskolloquium: Negation and Modals in Early Modern and Late Modern English A Complex Relationship

Donnerstag, 30. November 2023
11:45 bis 13:05 Uhr

G 307

Veranstaltet von
Fachbereich Linguistik

Vortragende Person/Vortragende Personen:
Ulrike Schneider (Universität Mainz/Universität Konstanz)

So far, studies of the relationship between modals and negation in English have mostly focussed on scope (cf., e.g., De Haan 1997; Palmer 1997; Radden 2009). There are few empirical – let alone diachronic – studies on the topic (cf., e.g., Bergs 2008; Daugs 2021). Consequently, we know relatively little about the frequency of negated modal verb phrases, their dominant contexts of use and how these may have changed over time.