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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: Konditionalität und Kausalität im Diskurs
Subtitle: Eine korpuslinguistische Studie zum Einfluss von Syntax und Prosodie auf die Interpretation komplexer Äußerungen
Written By: Elena Volodina
URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/konditionalitat-und-kausalitat-im-deutschen.html
Series Title: Studien zur deutschen Sprache, Vol. 54

Das Buch versteht sich als eine Darstellung der wichtigsten syntaktischen,
prosodischen, semantischen und pragmatischenEigenschaften von kausalen
und konditionalen Konnektoren des gesprochenen Deutsch. Die Untersuchung
formuliert notwendige theoretische Grundlagen und zeigt die komplexe
Interaktion mehrerer Faktoren, die sich auf die Interpretation einer Äußerung aus
wirken. Empirische Daten belegen, dass die kontextuelle und pragmatische
Interpretation der unter suchten Relationen stark mit ihren syntaktischen und
prosodischen Mustern korreliert. Jedoch handelt es sich nicht um eine Eins-zu-
eins-Beziehung, denn gleiche Lesarten können von kausalen und konditionalen
Relationen unterschiedlich markiert sein. Anhand der Ergebnisse wird das
Verhältnis zwischen Konditionalität und Kausalität diskutiert.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823365594
Pages: 288
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