Discourse Particles

Syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and historical aspects

Xabier Artiagoitia | University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Arantzazu Elordieta | University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Sergio Monforte | University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
ISBN 9789027211071 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027257765 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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
Table of Contents
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022008123