Discourse Particles

Syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and historical aspects

ORCID logoXabier Artiagoitia | University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
ORCID logoArantzazu Elordieta | University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
ORCID logoSergio Monforte | University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
ISBN 9789027211071 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027257765 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Discourse particles have often been treated as a phenomenon restricted to Germanic languages (Abraham 2020) and they still raise questions about their nature as an independent category. This book reveals that this phenomenon exists in other languages as well, and provides evidence for their nature as a separate category. The volume brings together a collection of nine papers that focus on three research topics: a) the diachronic development of discourse particles; b) their syntactic analysis; and c) the study of their semantic-pragmatics. Furthermore, it also discusses other issues less often dealt with in the literature but of great interest for linguistic theory, such as the acquisition of discourse particles by children or the analysis of elements not usually considered discourse particles but whose historical path or microvariation indicates otherwise. Additionally, the book offers a cross-linguistic perspective as it discusses various languages including Basque, Catalan, German, Italian, Laz, Mandarin Chinese, Old English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 276] 2022.  vi, 258 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Everything considered, this volume makes a significant contribution to the study of DPs and their functional relatives. Researchers at various levels and persuasions, especially those specializing in pragmatics, will benefit from reading it.”

Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022008123 | Marc record