Discourse Markers and Modal Particles

Categorization and description

Editors
| Université catholique de Louvain
| University of Leuven
| Université de Tours & LLL CNRS
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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 & Beyond New Series, 234]  2013.  v, 239 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Modal particles and discourse markers: Two sides of the same coin?: Introduction
Liesbeth Degand, Bert Cornillie and Paola Pietrandrea
1–18
“Same same but different” – Modal particles, discourse markers and the art (and purpose) of categorization
Gabriele Diewald
19–46
A radical construction grammar perspective on the modal particle-discourse particle distinction
Kerstin Fischer and Maria Alm
47–88
Analyzing modal adverbs as modal particles and discourse markers
Karin Aijmer
89–106
Modal particles, discourse markers, 
and adverbs with lt-suffix in Estonian
Annika Valdmets
107–132
Modal particles: Problems in defining a category
Steven Schoonjans
133–162
From TAM to discourse: The role of information status 
in North-Western Italian già ‘already’
Mario Squartini
163–190
The fuzzy boundaries between discourse marking and modal marking
Maria Josep Cuenca
191–216
From discourse markers to modal/final particles: What the position reveals about the continuum
Katsunobu Izutsu and Mitsuko Narita Izutsu
217–236
Index
237–240
“The book as a whole will certainly stimulate new and interesting discussions around the concept of modal particle and will no doubt lead to the discovery of many MPs in many different languages.”
“This book gives a theoretically inspiring account of linguistic categorization, and it is also a useful reference book for researchers in the field of discourse studies, particularly for those who take a functional/pragmatic perspective.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013028947