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LINGUIST List 24.4909

Tue Dec 03 2013

Books: Discourse Markers and Modal Particles: Degand, Cornillie, Pietrandrea (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Dec-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Discourse Markers and Modal Particles: Degand, Cornillie, Pietrandrea (Eds)
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Title: Discourse Markers and Modal Particles
Subtitle: Categorization and description
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 234
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.234

Editor: Liesbeth Degand
Editor: Bert Cornillie
Editor: Paola Pietrandrea
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271228 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271228 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271228 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256393 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256393 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256393 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

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. On the basis of new synchronic and diachronic data, from speech and writing, from European and Asian languages or cross-linguistically, the authors answer the question whether discourse markers and modal particles are distinct categories, whether they form a cline, or whether modal particles are a subcategory of discourse markers. This common question shows up throughout all chapters, which makes the book to a coherent whole. By disentangling the complexity of categorizing multifunctional expressions, this book also sheds new light on the processes of meaning extension. The traditional discourse and modal functions are complemented by interactional and textual ones. A must read for functional linguists.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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