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This chapter studies the phenomenon of affixal negation, which is a relatively understudied subdomain in linguistic negation. The focus here is on the phenomenon itself, rather than on the individual affixes participating in it. The chapter starts by determining the place of affixal negation in the broad spectrum of negation and linguistic negation. It then goes on to examine the structural and semantic mechanism of affixal negation, including the morpho-syntactic and semantic characteristics of the elements involved in it. Later this chapter will throw light on some proposed categorization schemes of affixal negation based on morphological, syntactic, and semantic criteria. The chapter also proposes some possible exploration in the applied aspects of affixal negation.

Keywords: negation, affixal negation, affixal negation categorization, affixal negation mechanism, affixal negation semantics, negation spectrum

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