Discourse particles : formal approaches to their syntax and semantics / edited by Josef Bayer and Volker Struckmeier.

  • Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, [2017]
  • ©2017
vi, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


  • Linguistische Arbeiten (Max Niemeyer Verlag) ; 564. [More in this series]
  • Linguistische Arbeiten, 9344-6727 ; volume 564
Summary note
In traditional grammars up to the 20th century, discourse particles recieved very little attention. Only in the last century did some publications discuss discourse particles - and even then only from the perspective of their discourse and pragmatic functions. The current volume presents 11 new articles that take a fresh look at discourse particles from the perspective of formal syntax and semantics, both diachronically and synchronically.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Joseph Bayer and Volker Struckmeier: The status quo of research on discourse particles in syntax and semantics
  • Markus Egg and Johannes Mursell: The syntax and semantics of discourse particles
  • Waltraud Paul and Victor Junnan Pan: What you see is what you get: Chinese sentence-final particles as head-final complementizers
  • Nathalie Scherf: The syntax of Swedish modal particles
  • Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson: Discourse particles and hvað-exclamatives
  • Hans-Martin Gärtner: Root infinitives and modal particles. An interim report
  • Daniel Gutzmann: Modal particles `"modal particles (= modal particles)
  • Yvonne Viesel: Discourse particles "embedded": German ja in adjectival phrases
  • Sonja Müller: Combining ja and doch: A case of discourse structural iconicity
  • Werner Abraham: Discourse marker = discourse particle = thetical = modal particle? A futile comparison
  • Rosemarie Lühr: Stressed and unstressed particles in Old Indic
  • Svetlana Petrova: On the status and the interpretation of the left-peripheral sentence particles inu and ia in Old High German.
  • 9783110488821 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 3110488825 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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