Function of discourse particles

a study with special reference to spoken standard English by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen

Publisher: John Benjamins in Amsterdam

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StatementMaj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen.
SeriesPragmatics & beyond. New series -- 53,
The Physical Object
Paginationxii,418p. ;
Number of Pages418
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Open LibraryOL17361246M
ISBN 109027250669

  Words having the function of a discourse particle (DP) are very frequent in spontaneous speech and their discursive function is often expressed only by prosodic means. Our study analyses some prosodic correlates of two French words (quoi, voilà), used as discourse particles or pronoun (quoi) or preposition (voilà). Our goal is to determine to Cited by: 2. particles each have a specialized discourse function. They provide orientation for participants, events, episodes, and larger rhetorical units. The next three chapters—Chapter 6, “Landmarks as Contextual Props,” Chapter 7, “Prepositions, Particles, and Pragmatic Focus,” and Chapter 8, “P in Construction”—consist of a detailed.   Only in the last century did some publications discuss particles – and even then only from the perspective of their discourse and pragmatic functions, i.e. their dependance on certain previous contexts, and concluded that the function of particles for the grammar of sentences and their interpretation remains : Josef Bayer.   Form and Function in Greek Grammar Linguistic Contributions to the Study of Greek Literature On a wide range of topics—particularly the tense and aspect system of the Greek verb and the discourse particles—time after time, Rijksbaron’s careful attention to the contextual circumstances that differ when two competing forms are used Author: Albert Rijksbaron.

  Elizabeth M. O'Dowd offers a new, discourse-functional account of the categories "preposition" and "particle" in English. She explains why certain words have membership in both categories, and solves many intriguing puzzles long associated with the syntax and semantics of Pages: The first part of the book provides a picture of the state of the art in discourse particle studies and introduces the theory and methodology for the analysis in the second part of the book. Discourse particles are analysed as elements which have been grammaticalised and as a result have certain properties and uses. Discourse markers and modal particles are fuzzy linguistic categories that are difficult to describe. The contributions in this volume go beyond this statement. They discuss the intersection between modal particles and discourse markers and examine whether or not it is possible to draw a line between these two types of linguistic expressions. The Function of Discourse Particles: A Study with Special Reference to Spoken Standard French. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Hasselgren, A.

Adverb particles – prepositions that combine with verbs to form phrasal verbs. Discourse particles – words like now and well that are used like interjections. Negative particle – the word not. And a final note: The words yes and no are sometimes described as grammatical particles as they do not fit into the eight parts of speech. The.

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This monograph aims to contribute to linguistic knowledge about the distribution and function of discourse particles, particularly with respect to a small group of particles which are highly frequent in contemporary spoken standard French. The book is divided into two : This monograph aims to contribute to linguistic knowledge about the distribution and function of discourse particles, particularly with respect to a small group of particles which are highly frequent in contemporary spoken standard French.

The book is divided into two : Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen. A discourse marker is a word or a phrase that plays a role in managing the flow and structure of their main function is at the level of discourse (sequences of utterances) rather than at the level of utterances or sentences, discourse markers are relatively syntax-independent and usually do not change the truth conditional meaning of the sentence.

This monograph aims to contribute to linguistic knowledge about the distribution and function of discourse particles, particularly with respect to a small group of particles which are highly frequent in contemporary spoken standard book is divided into two parts.

Part 1 (Theory) defines discourse particles as such, and gives a dynamic global approach to their by: Hence, this present study is an attempt to investigate the phenomenon and further delve into the discourse-pragmatic functions of discourse particles (DPs) in digital genres, particularly on.

This book is the first on Cantonese that deals with the grammaticalization phenomenon systematically. Focusing on a group of twelve directional particles, this book tracks their grammaticalization pathways from full-fledged directional verbs, to directional particles indicating meanings relating to tense-aspect, modality, and quantification, in the post-verbal : Winnie Chor.

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The first part of the book provides a picture of the state of the art in discourse particle studies and introduces the theory and methodology for the analysis in the second part of the book. Function of discourse particles book Discourse particles are analysed as elements which have been grammaticalised and as a result have certain properties and : Discourse particles are distinguished from other discourse-structuring elements by their specific semantic function of conveying information concerning the epistemic states of discourse : Malte Zimmermann.

First, coherence approaches, which cover a variety of pragmatic frameworks, aim to explain how particles and discourse markers help speakers and hearers construct relations in discourse.

Second, Conversation Analysis explains how particles and discourse markers work within the regularities and social negotiations of talk-in-interaction. Discourse acts and particles exist independently from each other, but each is relevant to the other: discourse acts are the domain over which most particles exercise their force.

§ δέ in Homer is inherently linked to the discourse act, by consistently marking boundaries between many different kinds of. INTRODUCTION. Discourse particles such as okay, so and well are syntactically optional linguistic items which have no or little propositional value but serve important pragmatic functions.

Apart from the term ‘discourse particle’ (see, for example, Aijmer ; Fischer ), there is no shortage of contenders which are used in similar and often partly overlapping ways in research, 1 Cited by: Description: This book offers new perspectives into the description of the form, meaning and function of Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles in a number of different languages, along with new methods for identifying their ‘prototypical’ instances in situated language contexts, often based on cross-linguistic.

This volume in the series "Pragmatics and Beyond" examines the function of discourse particles with special reference to spoken standard French. Topics covered include: discourse markers; discourse units; discourse structure; cohesion and coherence; and data and methodology. There are few aspects of language which are more problematic than its discourse particles.

The present study of discourse particles draws upon data from the London-Lund Corpus to show how the methods and tools of corpora can sharpen their description. The first part of the book provides a picture of the state of the art in discourse particle studies and introduces the theory and methodology.

This study is representative of the recent upsurge of interest in particles, more particularly in particles with a discourse marking function. By offering a detailed account of a number of Latin discourse particles, the study provides more insight into a vitually neglected area of Latin.

At the same time it contributes to the theoretical and Cited by: The function of discourse particles. A study with special reference to spoken standard French. Research output: Book/Report › BookCited by: While languages show that individual words, particles, lexicalized phrases, clitics, and affixes may be `exploited' for their sentence-level functions for work at the discourse level, Ojibwe shows that entire inflectional systems may also be targets for discourse by: 3.

Due to their extremely elusive nature, particles have long been treated in a stepmotherly way, in grammars of individual languages as well as in theories of language.

This study is representative of the recent upsurge of interest in particles, more particularly in particles with a discourse marking function.5/5. The Functions Of Discourse Particles English Vocabulary Essay.

Home; framing discourse, contrasting personalisation and objectification, conveying cultural-expressive concept, dramatising key term, lowering language obstacles, maintaining appropriateness of context, showing account and affiliation with others and reinterring information.

Reviewed by Marco Shappeck, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. The study of discourse particles (DPs) has moved from the periphery of linguistics to a position of intense focus and rigor. Recently, researchers have undertaken projects with unbridled—and refreshing—interdisciplinarism.

Marking Discourse Coherence: Functions of Lexical Meaning and Discourse Marker Function. Anyway and Anyhow. 3 kind language laughs looking main topic marked meaning mentioned namely narration occurrences opinion orientation participants particles particular party PETE position possible pragmatic present prior problems question.

Function and Structure: In honor of Susumu Kuno art in discourse particle studies and introduces the theory and methodology for the analysis in the second part of the book.

Discourse particles are analysed as elements which have been grammaticalised and as a result have certain properties and uses. The importance of linguistic and 1/5(1). The core of the book is a comparative analysis of markers within conversational discourse collected by Dr Schiffrin during sociolinguistic fieldwork.

The study concludes that markers provide contextual coordinates which aid in the production and interpretation of coherent conversation at both local and global levels of organization.

Conclusion Discourse particles, part and parcel of our pragmatic competence, are used by native speakers of every language to lubricate the wheel of conversation. It is believed that if a non-native speaker uses DPs incorrectly or not uses them at all, this may lead to Cited by: 1.

Discourse markers (so, right, okay) - English Grammar Today - a reference to written and spoken English grammar and usage - Cambridge Dictionary.

This book offers new perspectives into the description of the form, meaning and function of Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles in a number of different languages, along with new methods for identifying their ‘prototypical’ instances in situated language contexts, often based on cross-linguistic comparisons.

The papers collected in this volume also discuss different. Only in the last century did some publications discuss particles – and even then only from the perspective of their discourse and pragmatic functions, i.e.

their dependance on certain previous contexts, and concluded that the function of particles for the grammar of. The paper presents a corpus-based information-structural analysis of the German discourse particles aber and auch in the so-called post-initial position, i.e.

between the pre-field constituent and the finite verb in main clauses. Based on corpus data, I argue that aber and auch in this position mark the boundary between the focus and the background of the sentence that hosts by: 2. Directional Particles in Cantonese: Form, Function and Grammaticalization.

By Winnie Chor. Studies in Chinese Language Discourse 9. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Pp. xvii, ISBN Author: Yuk-man Carine Yiu. Buy (ebook) Function of Discourse Particles by Mosegaard Hansen Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen, eBook format, from the Dymocks online bookstore.On discourse particles and their status in the English language - "Actually, you know, I am just like so there" - Anonym - Bachelor Thesis - English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics - Publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay.Reviews 99 discourse particles generally.

While studies of individual discourse markers abound, they are scattered throughout journals and collected works and are vari-able in their methodology, source of data, and reliability.

Very few full-length studies of English discourse particles exist. The most recent, Blakemore ().