Article published in:Subordination in Conversation: A cross-linguistic perspective
Edited by Ritva Laury and Ryoko Suzuki
[Studies in Language and Social Interaction 24] 2011
► pp. 37–68
Interrogative “complements” and question design in Estonian
Some interrogative subject and object complement clauses are not treated as subordinate in Estonian interaction. They are interactionally profiled, as participants answer them as questions. Grammatically, they behave like independent clauses, displaying inversion and the turn-final question particle vä/ve. The main clauses considered in the chapter, ütle/öelge ‘say!’, räägi ‘talk/tell!’, ei tea ‘not know’, and uvitav ‘interesting’, instead function as (epistemic) particles projecting and designing questions in a sequentially and interpersonally sensitive way.
Published online: 13 July 2011
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