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Title Discourse markers and modal particles : categorization and description / edited by Liesbeth Degand, Université catholique de Louvain ; Bert Cornillie, University of Leuven ; Paola Pietrandrea, Université de Tours & LLL CNRS
Published Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (239 pages)
Series Pragmatics & beyond new series ; volume 234
Pragmatics & beyond ; 234
Summary The present article investigates a cross-linguistic correlation between the meaning/function and the position of modal/final particles. It argues that some of the modal particles and their analogs in German, French, and Japanese derive from discourse markers that have come to express some (inter)subjective meanings in a limited sentential position, and it elucidates that the position that directly follows the tensed verb group can serve to motivate the development of modal particles with (inter)subjective meanings. Referring also to English data, it further demonstrates that the utterance-fina
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Discourse markers.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Particles.
Pragmatics.
Form Electronic book
Author Cornillie, Bert, 1975- editor
Degand, Liesbeth, editor
Pietrandrea, Paola, editor
ISBN 1306090555 (ebk)
9027271224 (electronic bk.)
9781306090551 (ebk)
9789027271228 (electronic bk.)