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Mon Feb 01 2021

Books: Pragmatic Particles: Kiaer

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Date: 29-Jan-2021
From: Khadija Ahmed <>
Subject: Pragmatic Particles: Kiaer
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Title: Pragmatic Particles
Subtitle: Findings from Asian Languages
Published: 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Author: Jieun Kiaer
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350118485 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 85.50
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350118478 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 85.50
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350118461 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 95.00

Pragmatic Particles sheds new light on the linguistic theory and application of Asian languages with a particular focus on the role of particles and their socio-pragmatic nature. Drawing on a range of data that spans Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Turkish and beyond, the multidimensionality of Asian languages is brought to attention. Particles are central in this discourse and their constructive, expressive and attitudinal behaviours are revealed to be neither arbitrary nor peripheral. By branching away from a predominantly Euro-centric discussion and covering the relevant formal and functional foundations of syntax and semantics, this book offers an alternative lens to the appropriate treatment of Asian languages in contemporary linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): Hindi (hin)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Korean (kor)
                            Mongolian, Halh (khk)
                            Turkish (tur)

Written In: English (eng)

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