Pragmatic Markers and Pragmaticalization

Lessons from false friends

ORCID logoPeter Lauwers | Ghent University
Gudrun Vanderbauwhede | University of Leuven
Stijn Verleyen | Research Foundation Flanders
ISBN 9789027202635 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027273703 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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This volume brings together five papers offering cross-linguistic analyses of pragmatic markers involving modality, supplemented by three book reviews on the same topic. The contrastive method, based on monolingual or translation corpora, does not only provide interesting insights about differences with respect to the semantics and the formal encoding of semantics between cognate elements in different languages, but also appears to be a very useful tool to refine the semantic analysis of markers within a given language. The reader will also discover among the results of the original empirical research collected in this volume insights that contribute to typological and theoretical issues surrounding pragmatic markers, such as the bottom-up identification of cross-linguistic pragmatic or discourse functions, the establishment of semantic maps and the formulation of hypotheses about implicational hierarchies in the diachronic development of pragmatic markers on the basis of synchronic evidence, especially in the framework of grammaticalization/pragmaticalization theory. This volume was orginally published as a special issue of Languages in Contrast 10:2 (2010).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 44] 2012.  v, 160 pp.
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Beeching, Kate
2017. Chapter 17. Just a suggestion. In Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles [Studies in Language Companion Series, 186],  pp. 459 ff. DOI logo
Beeching, Kate, Grant Howie, Minna Kirjavainen & Anna Piasecki
2022. Discourse-pragmatic markers, fillers and filled pauses. Pragmatics & Cognition 29:2  pp. 181 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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