Vietnamese Double Negative

BUI KIM LAN

Abstract


Affirmation and negation are the most basic forms of language in each language. Many things can be expressed either in affirmative or in negative way. In the Vietnamese language system, using negative expressions is more abundant than using affirmative ones. Because of this, the use of negatives in spoken Vietnamese is relatively high. Double negative is a common language phenomenon in Vietnamese spoken language, but there is not much research about double negative. The following is a preliminary understanding of the grammar and semantics, as well as a study of double negative forms in Vietnamese.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22158/wjer.v5n2p219

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