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Discourse Markers And Modal Particles

Author : Liesbeth Degand
ISBN : 9789027271228
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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. A must read for functional linguists.

Pragmatics Of Discourse

Author : Klaus P. Schneider
ISBN : 9783110214406
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Discourse is language as it occurs, in any form or context, beyond the speech act. It may be written or spoken, monological or dialogical, but there is always a communicative aim or purpose. The present volume provides systematic orientation in the vast field of studying discourse from a pragmatic perspective. It first gives an overview of a range of approaches developed for the analysis of discourse, including, among others, conversation analysis, systemic-functional analysis, genre analysis, critical discourse analysis, corpus-driven approaches and multimodal analysis. The focus is furthermore on functional units in discourse, such as discourse markers, moves, speech act sequences, discourse phases and silence. The final section of the volume examines discourse types and domains, providing a taxonomy of discourse types and focusing on a range of discourse domains, e.g. classroom discourse, medical discourse, legal discourse, electronic discourse. Each article surveys the current state of the art of the respective topic area while also presenting new research findings.

Pragmatic Markers Discourse Markers And Modal Particles

Author : Chiara Fedriani
ISBN : 9027259518
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This book offers new perspectives into the description of the form, meaning and function of Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles in a number of different languages, along with new methods for identifying their 'prototypical' instances in situated language contexts, often based on cross-linguistic comparisons. The papers collected in this volume also discuss different factors at play in processes of grammaticalization and pragmaticalization, which include contact-induced change and pragmatic borrowing, socio-interactional functional pressures and sociopragmatic indexicalities, constraints of cognitive processing, together with regularities in semantic change. Putting the traditional issues concerning the status, delimitation and categorization of Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles somewhat off the stage, the eighteen articles collected in this volume deal instead with general questions concerning the development and use of such procedural elements, explored from different approaches, both formal and functional, and from a variety of perspectives - including corpus-based, sociolinguistic, and contrastive perspectives - and offering language-specific synchronic and diachronic studies.

From Cognitive Semantics To Lexical Pragmatics

Author : Kerstin Fischer
ISBN : 3110168766
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In work carried out principally at the University of Bielefeld, Fischer examines small items in English such as yes, yeah, oh, or well and in German such as ja, also, ne, oh or ach, which are grammatically peripheral but may fulfill a broad range of functions. He is concerned with the problem of polysemy, the occurrence of more-or-less discrete and unitary bundles of semantic properties associated with particular word forms. He basically wants to account for the fact that a particular discourse particle lexeme may get different interpretations that are perceived as related in some way. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Particles At The Semantics Pragmatics Interface

Author : Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen
ISBN : 9780080556819
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book elucidates the nature of the semantics / pragmatics distinction in both synchrony and diachrony and proposes a definition of semantics and pragmatics that is orthogonal to the question of truth-conditionality. A corollary aim of the study is to propose an account of how and why erstwhile pragmatically-determined elements of meaning may, in the course of time, become semanticized.

Approaches To Discourse Particles

Author : Kerstin Fischer
ISBN : 9780080447377
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Discourse particles fulfil many different functions; they contribute to text structuring, dialogue management, turn-taking, and politeness. This reference presents a spectrum of approaches to discourse particles/markers in their richness and variability, whilst ensuring that the differences and similarities between the approaches are comparable.

Teen Talk

Author : Sali A. Tagliamonte
ISBN : 9781107037168
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Tagliamonte documents the marginalised language of teens, presenting the fascinating inside story of language variation and change.

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