Discourse Markers and Modal Particles: Categorization and description (BOK)

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Discourse markers and modal particles are fuzzy linguistic categories that are difficult to describe. The contributions in this volume go beyond this statement. They discuss the intersection between modal particles and discourse markers and examine whether or not it is possible to draw a line between these two types of linguistic expressions. On the basis of new synchronic and diachronic data, from speech and writing, from European and Asian languages or cross-linguistically, the authors answer the question whether discourse markers and modal particles are distinct categories, whether they form a cline, or whether modal particles are a subcategory of discourse markers. This common question shows up throughout all chapters, which makes the book to a coherent whole. By disentangling the complexity of categorizing multifunctional expressions, this book also sheds new light on the processes of meaning extension. The traditional discourse and modal functions are complemented by interactional and textual ones. This is a must read for functional linguists.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
BEBC
ISBN 9789027256393 Antall sider 244
Dimensjoner 15cm x 21cm x 2,2cm Vekt 600 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Bert Cornillie, Liesbeth Degand, Paola Pietrandrea
Emner og form Discourse analysis

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