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Negation in Skolt Saami
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics. Helsingfors Universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9801-9030
Helsingfors Universitet.
2015 (English)In: Negation in Uralic languages / [ed] Miestamo, Matti; Tamm, Anne, Wagner-Nagy, Beáta, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015, 353-376 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter describes negation in Skolt Saami in a typological perspective. In the standard negation construction, the negative marker is a negative auxiliary verb and the lexical verb appears in a non-finite form. Negative imperatives employ a special form for the negative auxiliary. The copula used with non-verbal predicates is negated with standard negation, but a special contracted form may also appear. In dependent clauses, negation is expressed either by standard negation or using the verbal abessive. With negative indefinite pronouns, the negative auxiliary is present in the clause. There is an abessive case for nominals to express absence, and a privative suffix can derive adjectives. Other aspects of negation, such as negative replies, the scope of negation, and reinforcing negation are also addressed.

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Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015. 353-376 p.
, Typological Studies in Language, 108
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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General Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-118994DOI: 10.1075/tsl.108.13mieISBN: 9789027206893ISBN: 9789027268648OAI: diva2:842994

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