In the context of summarizing Boulez's contact with Andre Souris--a Belgian musician, best remembered as a short-lived editor of Polyphonie and champion of surrealism--Campbell goes on to briefly assess whether surrealism had any lasting grip on Boulez and suggests that Andre Breton's attraction to negational
thinking and use of binary oppositions may have sparked Boulez's interest in these practices, despite Boulez's jabs at him.
This assumption may be wrong in an individual case because the relationship between two cited texts turns into a dissimilarity if one reference is confirmative and the other negational
. However, both normative theories and empirical research on why authors actually cite a text (for an overview, see Bornmann and Daniel 2008) provide evidence that positive (confirmative) references far exceed negative (negational
Previously, the word aim 'tribe' was mentioned; one can add such words as arbuja 'witch', nakrma 'to laugh', urg 'river'; Leivu has precise equivalents even to such grammatical words in Livonian as the prohibitive ala 'don't' and the preterite negational
word is 'did not'.
We are aware somehow of the presence of these 'negational
' sites and use them as if they were conventional points of reference, even though they test upon a different mental equilibrium.
the Void is actually limitless and negational
. On the other hand,