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[Xmca-l] Re: Metaphors

Re double negatives as "negative concord": Russian too no?

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> On Dec 21, 2014, at 9:59 AM, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co> wrote:
> Double negatives in Spanish too. And we all know how that really slowed the Spanish down! Not.
> Martin
>> On Dec 21, 2014, at 10:55 AM, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com> wrote:
>> There was also the problem of the double negative of African American
>> dialect.  Psychologists said that a double negative was equal to a
>> positive, and then therefore  speakers of AAE were incapable of logical
>> thought.  Labov laid out the paradigm of positive and negatives in AAE, to
>> show just how logical it is.