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Negation in South Saami
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
University of Turku, Finland.
2015 (English)In: Negation in Uralic Languages / [ed] Miestamo, Matti & Tamm, Anne & Wagner-Nagy, Beáta, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015, 1, 377-398 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Standard negation in South Saami utilizes a negative auxiliary, which has two tenses (present and preterite), and connegative forms of the lexical verb. The negative auxiliary has a full personal paradigm in the imperative (except for the third person dual), whilst normal verbs only have a second person singular in the imperative. In predicative, locative, existential and possession clauses a combination of the negative auxiliary and the verb ‘to be’ is used. The present third person singular of the negative auxiliary serves as a negative reply. There are no specifically negative indefinites, and interrogative pronouns are also used as indefinites. Negative adjectives are mainly formed with suffixes, though borrowed prefixes also occur.

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Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015, 1. 377-398 p.
, Typological Studies in Language (TSL), 108
Uralic, Negation, Saami, South Saami
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Specific Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-275005DOI: 10.1075/tsl.108ISBN: 9789027206893ISBN: 9789027268648OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-275005DiVA: diva2:898270
Available from: 2016-01-27 Created: 2016-01-27 Last updated: 2016-04-13

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