Socio-Linguistic Viewpoint with Reference to the Construction and Usage of Negative Sentences


  • Elona Çeçe


Because of the fact that in the speech of different individuals‚ it is noticed a different selection of negative particles no‚ not‚ don't in this article our target of study are the full negative sentences or partial negative sentences which express the negation with these negative particles. The material that was going to be studied was collected through the oriented talk but even written materials such as: tests, projects. The measurements/surveys were laid during the time period 2010-2013. Through the method of quantity study of speech where the linguistic change are the negative sentences in the Albanian language with the particles no‚ not‚ don't and the social change is age‚ we can say that in these constructions at young age group it is aimed: 1. Reduction/simplification of the structure of negative sentences. 2. Reduction/simplification of the quantity of the negative particles more precisely. Related to this‚ we can't say that this phenomenon impoverish the repetoire of the individuals‚ therefore their communicative competence‚ because we have to do with alternative variants. Also, we can say that exactly at the young age group it is noticed even the possibility of the possible transformations in the syntactic‚ Albanian system in relation to negative constructions which eventually should be considered as an evolution.

Keywords: quantitative study of speech; negative sentence; linguistic change/negative sentence; social change, linguistic transformations.




How to Cite

Çeçe, E. (2016). Socio-Linguistic Viewpoint with Reference to the Construction and Usage of Negative Sentences. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 3(4), 63–73. Retrieved from



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