Limit search to available items
Record 9 of 13
Previous Record Next Record
Book Cover

Title NU/NÅ : a family of discourse markers across the languages of Europe and beyond / edited by Peter Auer and Yael Maschler
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (vi, 511 pages)
Series Linguae & litterae ; v. 58
Linguae & litterae.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- The family of NU and NÅ across the languages of Europe and beyond: Structure, function, and history -- The discourse marker nu in Russian conversation -- The Polish multifunctional particle no -- The particle no in Polish talk-in-interaction -- Functions of a particle in two European minority languages: Nu/no in Yiddish and Romani -- Hebrew nu: Grammaticization of a borrowed particle from synchronic and diachronic perspectives -- Estonian no(o)(h) in turns and sequences: Families of function -- The Finnish particle no -- The word ny(t) as an adverb and a particle in Finnish -- Nu(n) in Standard German: Its functions as a temporal adverbial, as an adverbial structuring discourse, and as a modal particle and discourse marker -- Nu(n) in the Upper Saxonian Vernacular of German -- The positionally sensitive workings of the Dutch particle nou -- Nú in Icelandic conversation -- Nå in Swedish conversation -- The Swedish nu: A historical perspective -- Index
Summary This book, situated within the framework of Comparative Interactional Linguistics, explores a family of fourteen discourse markers across the languages of Europe and beyond (Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Romani, Estonian, Finnish, Upper Saxonian and Standard German, Dutch, Icelandic, and Swedish), arguing that they go back to one, possibly two, particles: NU/NÅ. Each chapter analyzes the use of one of the NU/NÅ family members in a particular language, usually on the basis of conversational data, feeding into a comprehensive chapter on the structure, function, and history of these particles. The approach taken in this volume broadens the functional linguistic concept of 'structure' to include the sequential positioning of the particles and their composition, and the concept of 'function' to include the conversational actions performed in interaction. Employing conversation analytic methodology thus enables a study of the ways these particles acquire meaning within certain sequential and action environments -- both cross-linguistically and with regard to the grammaticization of the particles. All this sheds light on the borrowing patterns of NU/NÅ across the languages. With contributions by Peter Auer, Galina B. Bolden, Gonen Dori-Hacohen, Andrea Golato, Harrie Mazeland, Auli Hakulinen, Helga Hilmisdóttir, Leelo Keevallik, Hanna Lehti-Eklund, Anna Lindström, Yael Maschler, Yaron Matras, Gertrud Reershemius, Mirja Saari, Lea Sawicki, Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Heidi Vepsäläinen and Matylda Weidner
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Particles.
Europe -- Languages -- Particles.
Form Electronic book
Author Auer, Peter, 1954- editor
Maschler, Yael.
ISBN 3110348985 (electronic bk.)
3110348993 (electronic bk.)
9783110348989 (electronic bk.)
9783110348996 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Family of discourse markers across the languages of Europe and beyond