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Class: 'Expletive negation'

Annotations (6)

  • rdf:value ""
  • rdfs:comment "The term expletive negation is often used (especially in the linguistics of the Romance languages) for a negative marker that has no negative meaning.


    French: Je crains qu'elle ne vient 'I fear that she comes';
    Italian: Io sono piĆ¹ alto che tu non sei 'I am taller than you are'
    English: We don't need no education. (Pink Floyd song)

    (also: pleonastic / paratactic /abusive negation)
  • rdfs:label "Expletive negation" @de
  • rdfs:label "Expletive negation" @en
  • skos:prefLabel "Expletive negation" @de
  • skos:prefLabel "Expletive negation" @en

Superclasses (2)