Publication details [#4237]

Hakulinen, Auli. 1975. Finnish 'sitä': An instance of the interplay between syntax and pragmatics. Papers from the Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics 2 : 147–163.
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Language as a subject


The particle 'sitä' is said to have no denotative content. It signals certain intentions of the speaker, such as claiming experience, emphasizing, etc., depending on sentence type and situational context.