A Pragmatic Analysis of Norwegian Modal Particles

Author(s):
Andvik, Erik E
Description:

The focus of this volume is a small class of uninflectabe lexical items which occur postverbally, cannot take stress, and have no inherent lexcal-semantic meaning, but function as expressions of emotive modality, similar to intonation and gestures in English.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

1. The Norwegian Modal Particles

1.1 Description in traditional grammars
1.2 Stressed near-homophones
1.3 Delimiting modal particles in Norwegian
1.4 Regional variety considerations
1.5 Historical features

2. Review of the Literature

2.1 German particle research
2.2 Other modal particle research

3. Theoretical Framework

3.1 Grice’s theory of implicature
3.2 Speech act theory
3.3 Conversation analysis
3.4 Data corpus

4. A Functional Analysis of jo and

4.1 Jo
4.2

5. Discussion and Conclusions

5.1 Modal particles versus sentence adverbials
5.2 Jo and : A comparative analysis
5.3 Interaction as manipulation
5.4 Implications

References

Retail Price:
$11.50
Date:
1992
Extent:
ix, 136 pages
ISBN 13:
978-0883121887
Subject:
Modality (semantic)
ISBN 10:
0883121883
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.31 in
Weight:
0.5 lb
Field:
Country:
Norway
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Content Language: