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Translatability into the German language of some attenuated uses of the Italian negation "non"  (2012)

Authors:
Cantarini, Sibilla
Title:
Translatability into the German language of some attenuated uses of the Italian negation "non"
Year:
2012
Type of item:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Book Title:
Dialogue: State of the Art. Studies in Memory of Sorin Stati
Publisher:
LINCOM EUROPA academic publications
ISBN:
978-3-86288-369-1
Page numbers:
149-167
Keyword:
interrogative sentences, negation "non", attenuated uses, translatability into German
Short description of contents:
In my contribution I will focus on the meaning of several occurrences of the negation "non" in Italian interrogative sentences which have the characteristic of not inverting the polarity of the clause expressed in the speech act. Following that, I will evaluate the possibility of translating the mentioned occurrences of the negation "non" with the occurrences of the negation "nicht" in German. Several properties of the negations "non" and "nicht" will be analyzed and corresponding classes of sentences in the two languages identified, in which the negations "non" and "nicht" seem to occur with the same meaning. Only in the last class of interrogative sentences analysed, that is, in the wh-interrogatives with rhetorical value, the negation with attenuated function "non" turns out to be better translated, in some cases, with the Abtönungspartikel "wohl", which becomes a rhetorical indicator in place of the negation.
Note:
Editore di fascia A
Product ID:
68529
Handle IRIS:
11562/430272
Deposited On:
October 15, 2013
Last Modified:
November 24, 2020
Bibliographic citation:
Cantarini, Sibilla, Translatability into the German language of some attenuated uses of the Italian negation "non" Dialogue: State of the Art. Studies in Memory of Sorin StatiLINCOM EUROPA academic publications2012pp. 149-167

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