Article published in:Discourse Markers and Modal Particles: Categorization and description
Edited by Liesbeth Degand, Bert Cornillie and Paola Pietrandrea
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 234] 2013
► pp. 217–236
From discourse markers to modal/final particles
What the position reveals about the continuum
The present article investigates a cross-linguistic correlation between the meaning/function and the position of modal/final particles. It argues that some of the modal particles and their analogs in German, French, and Japanese derive from discourse markers that have come to express some (inter)subjective meanings in a limited sentential position, and it elucidates that the position that directly follows the tensed verb group can serve to motivate the development of modal particles with (inter)subjective meanings. Referring also to English data, it further demonstrates that the utterance-final position is another site of marking intersubjective meanings.
Published online: 14 November 2013
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