Negation in letters of Hooft – Irene Kramer
On April 19th 1638, P.C. Hooft used bipartite negation for the last time. Rather than asking why Hooft decided to give up on the bipartite negation, I am interested in when he used single or bipartite negation in the five years before that moment. I will be examining the syntactic environments and try to distinguish the different conditions under which Hooft uses either single or bipartite negation. In my research, I will be concentrating on his correspondence via letters with his close friend Joost Baak and his literary companion Tesselschade Roemersdochter Vissers.