A Natural History of Negation

A Natural History of Negation

Author: Laurence R. Horn

Publisher: Stanford Univ Center for the Study

ISBN: UCSC:32106016833821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book offers a unique synthesis of past and current work on the structure, meaning, and use of negation and negative expressions, a topic that has engaged thinkers from Aristotle and the Buddha to Freud and Chomsky. Horn's masterful study melds a review of scholarship in philosophy, psychology, and linguistics with original research, providing a full picture of negation in natural language and thought; this new edition adds a comprehensive preface and bibliography, surveying research since the book's original publication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean

The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean

Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 3, 403–34. Hoeksema, Jack. ... A natural
history of negation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Horn, Laurence R.
2001. Flaubert triggers, squatative negation and other quirks of grammar. In Jack
 ...

Author: Anne Breitbarth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199602544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This is the second book in a two-volume comparative history of negation in the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean. The work integrates typological, general, and theoretical research, documents patterns and directions of change in negation across languages, and examines the linguistic and social factors that lie behind such changes. The aim of both volumes is to set out an integrated framework for understanding the syntax of negation and how it changes. While the first volume (OUP, 2013) presented linked case studies of particular languages and language groups, this second volume constructs a holistic approach to explaining the patterns of historical change found in the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean over the last millennium. It identifies typical developments found repeatedly in the histories of different languages and explores their origins, as well as investigating the factors that determine whether change proceeds rapidly, slowly, or not at all. Language-internal factors such as the interaction of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, and the biases inherent in child language acquisition, are investigated alongside language-external factors such as imposition, convergence, and borrowing. The book proposes an explicit formal account of language-internal and contact-induced change for both the expression of sentential negation ('not') and negative indefinites ('anyone', 'nothing'). It sheds light on the major ways in which negative systems develop, on the nature of syntactic change, and indeed on linguistic change more generally, demonstrating the insights that large-scale comparison of linguistic histories can offer.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Negation: A cross-linguistic study. PhD dissertation, Buffalo: State University of ...
Metalinguistic negation and pragmatic ambiguity. Language 61, 121–74. Horn,
Larry R. 1989. A Natural History of Negation. Stanford, CA; CSLI Publications.

Author: Katerina Chatzopoulou

Publisher: Oxford Studies in Diachronic a

ISBN: 9780198712404

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book provides a thorough investigation of the expression of sentential negation in the history of Greek. It draws on both quantitative data from texts dating from three major stages of vernacular Greek (Attic Greek, Koine, and Late Medieval Greek), and qualitative data from all stages of the language, from Homeric Greek to Standard Modern Greek. Katerina Chatzopoulou accounts for the contrast between the two complementary negators found in Greek, referred to as a NEG1 and NEG2, in terms of the latter's sensitivity to nonveridicality, and explains the asymmetry observed in the diachronic development of the Greek negator system. The volume also sets out a new interpretation of Jespersen's cycle, which abstracts away from the morphosyntactic and phonological properties of the phenomenon and proposes instead that it is best understood in semantic terms. This approach not only explains the patterns observed in Greek, but also those found in other languages that deviate from the traditional description of Jespersen's cycle.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Negation and Knowledge of God Neoplatonism and Christianity

Negation and Knowledge of God  Neoplatonism and Christianity

Cf. L.R. Horn, A Natural History of Negation, p. 6-7. Privation as the absence of
what should exist by nature is also discussed in Metaphysica 1022b23-1023a5,
where Aristotle – noting that privation may involve “accidental removal” or ...

Author: Daniel Jugrin

Publisher: Scholars' Press

ISBN: 9786202302043

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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It is not soul, not intellect, not imagination, opinion, reason and not understanding, not logos, not intellection, not spoken, not thought, not number, not order, not greatness, not smallness, not equality, not inequality, not likeness, not unlikeness, not having stood, not moved, not at rest, not powerful, not intepowerful, not light, not living, not life, not eternity, not time, not intellectual contact with it, not knowledge, not truth, not kingship, not wisdom, not one, not unity, not divinity, not goodness, not spirit , not sonhood, not fatherhood, ..., not something among what is not, not something among what is, not known as it is by beings, not a knower of beings as they are. There is neither logos, name, or knowledge of it. It is neither dark nor light, not error, and not truth. There is universally neither postulation nor abstraction of it. While there are produced postulations and abstractions of those after it, we neither postulate nor abstract it. Since beyond all postulation is the all-complete and single Cause of all; beyond all abstraction: the preeminence of that absolutely free of all and beyond the whole. (Dionysius the Areopagite, De mystica theologia V).
Categories: Religion

The Oxford Handbook of Negation

The Oxford Handbook of Negation

Metalinguistic negation and pragmatic ambiguity. Language 61: 121–74. Horn,
Laurence R. (1989). A Natural History of Negation. Chicago: University of
Chicago Press (reprint 2001 Stanford, CA; CSLI). Horn, Laurence R. (1990).
Review: ...

Author: Viviane Déprez

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198830528

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 832

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In this volume, international experts in negation provide a comprehensive overview of cross-linguistic and philosophical research in the field, as well as accounts of more recent results from experimental linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neuroscience. The volume adopts an interdisciplinary approach to a range of fundamental questions ranging from why negation displays so many distinct linguistic forms to how prosody and gesture participate in the interpretation of negative utterances. Following an introduction from the editors, the chapters are arranged in eight parts that explore, respectively, the fundamentals of negation; issues in syntax; the syntax-semantics interface; semantics and pragmatics; negative dependencies; synchronic and diachronic variation; the emergence and acquisition of negation; and experimental investigations of negation. The volume will be an essential reference for students and researchers across a wide range of disciplines, and will facilitate further interdisciplinary work in the field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Natural History of Human Thinking

A Natural History of Human Thinking

But Bermudez (2003) makes a novel theoretical proposal about some possible
evolutionary precursors to formal negation that make these accounts much more
plausible. The proposal is to think of a kind of protonegation as simply comprising
 ...

Author: Michael Tomasello

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674986831

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Tool-making or culture, language or religious belief: ever since Darwin, thinkers have struggled to identify what fundamentally differentiates human beings from other animals. Michael Tomasello weaves his twenty years of comparative studies of humans and great apes into a compelling argument that cooperative social interaction is the key to our cognitive uniqueness. Tomasello maintains that our prehuman ancestors, like today's great apes, were social beings who could solve problems by thinking. But they were almost entirely competitive, aiming only at their individual goals. As ecological changes forced them into more cooperative living arrangements, early humans had to coordinate their actions and communicate their thoughts with collaborative partners. Tomasello's "shared intentionality hypothesis" captures how these more socially complex forms of life led to more conceptually complex forms of thinking. In order to survive, humans had to learn to see the world from multiple social perspectives, to draw socially recursive inferences, and to monitor their own thinking via the normative standards of the group. Even language and culture arose from the preexisting need to work together and coordinate thoughts. A Natural History of Human Thinking is the most detailed scientific analysis to date of the connection between human sociality and cognition.
Categories: Psychology

The Natural History of Infidelity and Superstition in Contrast with Christian Faith

The Natural History of Infidelity and Superstition in Contrast with Christian Faith

Sin is not merely a negation , or a natural defect & c . ] “ Was ich jetzt klar einsehe
, ist dies , dass das Böse nicht Negation ist , sondern Opposition , und dass der
kräftige Bösewicht desto teuflischer , weil er das höchste Mass zum Guten ...

Author: Joseph Esmond Riddle

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101046552673

Category: Faith

Page: 519

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Categories: Faith

THE WILTSHIRE ARCHEOLOGICAL AND NATURAL HISTORY MAGAZINE

THE WILTSHIRE ARCHEOLOGICAL AND NATURAL HISTORY MAGAZINE

Had Alfred and his friends had recourse to the standard of the West Saxons to
commemorate this victory ; would not bis auxiliaries composed of other tribes
have held it as an invidious and unjust negation of their assistance ? Mr . Scrope
 ...

Author: HENRY BULL, SAINT JOHN STREET

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555092283

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The Wiltshire Arch ological and Natural History Magazine

The Wiltshire Arch  ological and Natural History Magazine

Had Alfred and his friends had recourse to the standard of the West Saxons to
commemorate this victory ; would not his auxiliaries composed of other tribes
have held it as an invidious and unjust negation of their assistance ? Mr. Scrope
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:097225277

Category: Natural history

Page:

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Categories: Natural history

The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine

The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine

Had Alfred and his friends had recourse to tak of Sir Richa of the West Saxons to
commemorate this victory ; weilich he considers auxiliaries composed of other
tribes have held it as and unjust negation of their assistance ? Mr. Scrope uten at
 ...

Author: Edward Hungerford Goddard

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012068735

Category: Archaeology

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Includes proceedings of the annual general meetings of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
Categories: Archaeology

Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. disguise . His soldiers
saw this and ... All were actuated by that spirit of self - negation which was the
leading principle of the New Model Army . The fall of Bridgwater , and even of ...

Author: Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030527010

Category: Archaeology

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Categories: Archaeology

Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Arch ology Statistics and Natural History

Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Arch  ology  Statistics  and Natural History

Suffolk Institute of Archæology, Statistics, and Natural History ... than recant , and
never swerved for a moment from his fixed determination ; but I must here
observe that it was not on the mere negation of Romish error that he took his
stand .

Author: Suffolk Institute of Archæology, Statistics, and Natural History

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B753432

Category: Suffolk (England)

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Categories: Suffolk (England)

Anniversary Memoirs of the Boston Society of Natural History

Anniversary Memoirs of the Boston Society of Natural History

1830-1880 Boston Society of Natural History. may be . suppression ” ? Either
complete oblivescence , or such presence as to evoke the steady sentiment of
aversion or negation . Volition with effort is then incidental to the conflict of ideas
of ...

Author: Boston Society of Natural History

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C035428746

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 634

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Categories: Indians of North America

Canadian Philosophical Reviews

Canadian Philosophical Reviews

Laurence R. Horn A Natural History of Negation . Chicago : University of Chicago
Press 1989 . Pp . xxii + 637 . US $ 75.00 ( cloth : ISBN 0-226-35337-0 ) ; US $
34.95 ( paper : ISBN 0-226-35338-9 ) . A Natural History of Negation , while
written ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078935106

Category: Philosophy

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Categories: Philosophy

A General Semantic Model of Negation in Natural Language

A General Semantic Model of Negation in Natural Language

[14] A. Dawar and K. Vijayashanker. A three-valued interpretation of negation in
feature structures. ... In Readings in Natural Language Processing, pages 25–33.
Morgan Kaufmann ... A Natural History of Negation. The University of Chicago ...

Author: Lucja Maria Iwánska

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112007134122

Category: Natural language processing (Computer science)

Page: 307

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The UNO natural language processing system is shown to correctly handle a substantial subset of English: knowledge from sentences involving negation as well as conjunction and disjunction of complex determiners, adjectives, adverbs common nouns, proper nouns, noun phrases, verbs, verb phrases, prepositions, and prepositional phrases can be represented and reasoned with. Areas of future research involve extending the model to handle modal operators, sentential adverbs, pragmatics, temporal reasoning, intensionality and non-logical reasoning."
Categories: Natural language processing (Computer science)

The Anatomy of Negation

The Anatomy of Negation

And Büchner , mailed with astronomy , chemistry , geology , physiology and
natural history , produced in Kraft und Stoff the text - book of the new belief .
Thereafter it only needed a hymnal to be complete . The deficiency has been
supplied by ...

Author: Edgar Saltus

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020008681

Category: Electronic book

Page: 226

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Categories: Electronic book

Annals and Magazine of Natural History

Annals and Magazine of Natural History

... that the basis of classification ( viz . correct anatomical knowledge , by which
the affinities of animals could be recognized ) was wanting ; that Aristotle has
expressly argued against the use of a negation as a character , and in one
passage ...

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ISBN: BML:37001103306895

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Linguistische Berichte

Linguistische Berichte

Ein internationales Handbuch zeitgenössischer Forschung . An International
Handbook of Contemporary Research . 1 . Halbband . Berlin und New York : de
Gruyter , 914 - 923 . Horn , L . R . ( 1989 ) : A Natural History of Negation .
Chicago ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066027072

Category: Language and languages

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Categories: Language and languages

Annals Magazine of Natural History

Annals   Magazine of Natural History

... that the basis of classification ( viz . correct anatomical knowledge , by which
the affinities of animals could be recognized ) was wanting ; that Aristotle has
expressly argued against the use of a negation as a character , and in one
passage ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112009117299

Category: Botany

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Categories: Botany

Contributions to the Natural History of the United States of America

Contributions to the Natural History of the United States of America

The most striking of its features is the principle laid down , that the type of
development of animals is one and the same from Man to the Monad , implying a
complete negation of the principle advocated by Cuvier , that the four primary
divisions ...

Author: Louis Agassiz

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10050965

Category:

Page: 452

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