ERIC Number: EJ522950
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Child English Pre-sentential Negation As Metalinguistic Exclamatory Sentence Negation.
Drozd, Kenneth F.
Journal of Child Language, v22 n3 p583-610 Oct 1995
Presents a study of the spontaneous pre-sentential negations of preschool English-speaking children that supports the hypothesis that child English nonanaphoric pre-sentential negation is a form of metalinguistic exclamatory sentence negation. A detailed discourse analysis reveals these child negations as echoic and expressive of objection and rectification. (seven references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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