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Title Information-structural perspectives on discourse particles / edited by Pierre-Yves Modicom, University of Bordeaux Montaigne ; Olivier Duplâtre, Sorbonne University.

Publication Info. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 304 pages)
Series Studies in language companion series (SLCS), 0165-7763 ; volume 213
Studies in language companion series ; v. 213.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary "The articles collected in this volume offer new perspectives into the relevance of notions such as topic, antitopic, contrastive topic, focus, verum focus and theticity for the analysis of the syntax and semantics of modal particles, sentence-final particles and other medial, sentential and illocutive particles. This book addresses three great questions in a variety of languages ranging from Japanese to Mohawk, including Basque, French, German, Italian, Kazakh, Spanish and Turkish, with some insights from English and Russian. The first question is the role played by information-structural strategies such as left dislocations, clefts or the morphological marking of focus in the rise of discourse particles. In the second part, papers are concerned with the relevance of information structure for the study of polysemic and polyfunctional discourse particles. Finally, the contribution of particles to the determination of the information-structural profile of the clause is examined, as well as their role in the information-structural specification of illocutionary types. Language-specific papers alternate with comparative approaches in order to show how newer insights on information structure can help resolve some of the classical issues of the linguistic research on particles"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Intro -- Information-Structural Perspectives on Discourse Particles -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of contents -- Introduction: What can information-structural categories tell us about discourse particles? -- 1. Discourse particles and information structure: Preliminary definitions -- 2. Information-structural aspects of the syntax, semantics and pragmatics of discourse particles -- 2.1 Givenness and newness in the syntax and semantics of German discourse particles
2.2 Common Ground Management and speech act specification as loci for information-structural strategies -- 2.3 A cross-linguistic view: Equivalence and interactions between particles and information-structural strategies -- 2.4 Particle placement, polyfunctionality and the role of information structure in the emergence and specialization of discourse particles -- 3. "Epistemic authority", "engagement" and "enimitives": Information-structural approaches in the face of the newest typological research on particle semantics -- 3.1 Engagement, epistemic authority, egophoricity -- 3.2 "Enimitives."
4. The contributions in this volume -- 5. Conclusion -- References -- Part I. The contribution of information structural strategies to the rise of discourse particles -- Chapter 1. Discourse particle position and information structure -- 1. The position of discourse markers -- 2. Mohawk -- 3. Topic shift constructions -- 4. Focus constructions -- 5. Antitopic constructions -- 6. Grammaticalization -- 7. Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2. Information-structural properties of is that clauses -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The semantic and pragmatic properties of is that constructions
3. Predecessors of is that constructions -- 4. Information-structural partitions -- 4.1 Inverse copula construction -- 4.2 Clefts and pseudo-clefts -- 4.3 Information-structural parallelism -- 4.4 Analysis -- 5. Presuppositional meaning and relevance -- 5.1 Negation: No es que -- 5.2 Interrogative: ¿es que ...? -- 5.3 Further observations on the morpho-syntactic properties of es que -- 6. Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3. Kazakh particle ğoj as an existential operator -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Kazakh language -- 2.1 Socio-economic background of the Kazakh language
2.2 General features of Kazakh -- 2.3 Kazakh data -- 3. Previous research on ğoj -- 4. Ğoj in imperative clauses -- 5. Syntactic distribution of ğoj -- 5.1 Post-predicative ğoj -- 5.2 Post-nominal ğoj -- 6. Pragmatic contribution of ğoj -- 6.1 Pragmatic contribution of post-predicative ğoj -- 6.2 Pragmatic contribution of the post-nominal ğoj -- 7. Semantics of ğoj -- 7.1 Russian že -- 7.2 Tundra Yukaghir particle mə(r)= -- 7.3 Ğoj as an existential operator -- 8. Conclusions -- Abbreviations -- References
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Particles.
Discourse markers.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Modicom, Pierre-Yves, editor.
Duplâtre, Olivier, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Information-structural perspectives on discourse particles. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2020 9789027205056 (DLC) 2019054326
ISBN 9789027261465 (electronic book)
9027261466 (electronic book)
9789027205056 (hardcover)