“Multiple Negation in Middle English Verse”

Bibliographical details

Iyeiri, Yoko. 1998. “Multiple Negation in Middle English Verse”, in Negation in the History of English, ed. Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Gunnel Tottie, & Wim van der Wurff, pp. 121-146. Berlink: Mouton de Gruyter. 

Multiple negation in Middle English

The discussion in this paper is based on various Middle English verse texts from Poema Morale to Stanzaic Morte Arthur. It deals with different types of multiple negation, demonstrating that the phenomenon was more frequent in elevated style of language in the Middle English period.

Related publications

  • Iyeiri, Yoko. 2002. “Decline of Multiple Negation in Middle English: The Case of Caxton’s Reynard the Fox“, in Studies in English Historical Linguistics and Philology: A Festschrift for Akio Oizumi, ed. Jacek Fisiak, pp. 121-27. Peter Lang.
  • Iyeiri, Yoko. 2001. Negative Constructions in Middle English. Fukuoka: Kyushu University Press.