Discourse Particles: Descriptive and Theoretical Investigations on the Logical, Syntactic and Pragmatic Properties of Discourse Particles in German
John Benjamins Publishing, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 338 pages
This book is about particles in the narrower sense of the word as opposed to the broader meaning covering all uninflected words of a language. In the narrower meaning of the linguistic term particles can be distinguished between logical, or scalar particles and modal, or pragmatic particles. The semantic, pragmatic and syntactic properties of modal particles differ vastly from those of the scalar particles, on the one hand, and their homonymic counterparts functioning in different syntactic categories, on the other hand. The contributions to this volume offer the latest research on the semantic, pragmatic and syntactic properties of particles in the English and German language.
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Abraham addressee adverb already alternatives analysis aphasics assertion assume assumption ausgerechnet BEISPIELE c-command con context contrast D-structure datives Deutschen dif discourse discourse particles discussion distractors Doherty eben eigentlich English examples expression fact focus particles focusing Fritz function words gerade German German modal particles gleich grammar habe homonyms hypothesis identity illocution type illocutionary acts illocutionary force implicatures implies interpretation interrogative intervals intonation IT-operator Jacobs Karttunen kommt König language lexemes lexical linear linguistic logical form middle field modal particles MP-lexemes negation noch(te,p not-p operator par Partikeln pianola position possible pragmatic predicate presuppositions pro properties proposition propositional attitudes quantifier question reading respect restrictions Rooth's scalar particles schon(te,p scope semantic particles sentence sentential speaker specific speech act Stechow stress structured meaning syntactic Syntax temporal theory tion translation true truth-conditions Tübingen Universität Konstanz utterance verb Weydt WH-QUESTION wohl