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Writer was once missionary one of the Cree Indians of Lac los angeles Ronge.

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See in (1)), the negation is preverbal, though it was once postverbal and arose through regular NEG1 V, NEG1 V NEG2 and V NEG2 stages. The scenario in (3) shows (2) to be a simplification and this is true for other reasons too. For one thing, one should accept intermediate stages, such as a stage between single ne and double ne … pas, and another between double ne … pas and single pas, in which pas, respectively, ne are optional. (4) Single NEG1 NEG1 (… NEG2) Double NEG1 … NEG2 (NEG1 …) NEG2 Single NEG2 For another thing, these stages may be contemporaneous, in the sense that languages may assign different strategies to different constructions and different sociolinguistic settings – a situation convincingly described for French in Martineau and Mougeon (2003).

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