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Title Discourse particles [electronic resource] : descriptive and theoretical investigations on the logical, syntactic, and pragmatic properties of discourse particles in German / edited by Werner Abraham.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1991.

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 338 pages) : illustrations.
Series Pragmatics & beyond, 0922-842X ; new ser., 12
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser., 12. 0922-842X
Note Chiefly papers presented at a workshop held May 24-26, 1986, at the University of Groningen.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents DISCOURSE PARTICLES; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Foreword; Introduction; Identical values in conflicting roles: The use of German ausgerechnet, eben, genau and gerade as focus particles; Focusing and backgrounding operators; Schon -- erst -- noch: An integrated analysis; On the semantics of modal particles; 'Wir sind ja doch alte Bekannte' The use of Germanja and doch as modal particles; Discourse particles in German: How does their illocutive force come about?; German particles in a modular grammar: Neurolinguistic evidence.
Summary 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 semanti.
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Subject German language -- Particles -- Congresses.
German language -- Interjections -- Congresses.
German language -- Spoken German -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Abraham, Werner.
Other Form: Print version: Discourse particles. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1991 9789027250223 (DLC) 90028425 (OCoLC)22982896
ISBN 9789027283313 (electronic bk.)
9027283311 (electronic bk.)