Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles

New perspectives

| University of Genoa
| University of Insubria
ISBN 9789027259516 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265494 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 186]  2017.  ix, 492 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction. Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles: What do we know and where do we go from here?
Chiara Fedriani and Andrea Sansó
Part 1. General theoretical questions and quantitative approaches
Chapter 1. The emergence of Hebrew loydea / loydat (‘I dunno masc/fem’) from interaction: Blurring the boundaries between discourse marker, pragmatic marker, and modal particle
Yael Maschler
Chapter 2. Towards a model for discourse marker annotation: From potential to feature-based discourse markers
Catherine T. Bolly, Ludivine Crible, Liesbeth Degand and Deniz Uygur-Distexhe
Chapter 3. Towards an operational category of discourse markers: A definition and its model
Ludivine Crible
Chapter 4. A corpus-based approach to functional markers in Greek: Exploring the role of position
Dionysis Goutsos
Chapter 5. Discourse markers and discourse relations: The French DM quoi
Adriana Costăchescu
Part 2. The status of modal particles
Chapter 6. Modal particles and Verum focus: New corollaries
Werner Abraham
Chapter 7. Italian non-canonical negations as modal particles: Information state, polarity and mirativity
Mario Squartini
Chapter 8. A format for the description of German modal particles and their functional equivalents in Croatian and English
Marijana Kresić, Mia Batinić Angster and Gabriele Diewald
Part 3. Language-specific and diachronic studies
Chapter 9. Vocatives as a source category for pragmatic markers: From deixis to discourse marking via affectivity
Friederike Kleinknecht and Miguel Souza
Chapter 10. Paths of development of English DMs: (Inter)subjectification, deontic reversal and other stories
Gabriella Mazzon
Chapter 11. Grammaticalization of PMs/DMs/MMs in Japanese
Rumiko Shinzato
Chapter 12. Dubitative-corrective constructions in Italian
Anna Giacalone Ramat, Caterina Mauri and Andrea Sansó
Chapter 13. On the pragmatic expansion of Polish gdzieś tam ‘somewhere (there)/about’
Magdalena Adamczyk
Chapter 14. A pragmatic approach to Joseph Wright’s English Dialect Dictionary : Discourse markers in focus
Stephan Giuliani
Part 4. Language contact and variation
Chapter 15. Italian discourse markers and modal particles in contact
Ilaria Fiorentini
Chapter 16. Functional markers in llanito code-switching: Regular patterns in Gibraltar’s bilingual speech
Eugenio Goria
Chapter 17. Just a suggestion: just/e in French and English
Kate Beeching
Author index
Language index
Subject index
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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:  2017014780 | Marc record