Volume 20, Issue 4
  • ISSN 1606-822X
  • E-ISSN: 2309-5067



Negation in Longxi Qiang shows distinctive features in comparison to other recorded Qiang varieties. The choice between the two negative prefixes /mí-/ and /mì-/ and the volition indicated by these two negative markers in Longxi Qiang are similar to those of negators and in Wenchuan Mandarin. To a large extent, corresponds to /mí-/ and corresponds to /mì-/. Moreover, two negative constructions with positive meaning in Wenchuan Mandarin are borrowed into Longxi Qiang. I believe that the development of a negation system similar to Wenchuan Mandarin in Longxi Qiang is not a coincidence; language contact is an important factor accounting for it.

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Keyword(s): language contact; Longxi; negation; Qiang; superstratum influence
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