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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.
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
2.1 German particle research
2.2 Other modal particle research
3.1 Grice’s theory of implicature
3.2 Speech act theory
3.3 Conversation analysis
3.4 Data corpus
5.1 Modal particles versus sentence adverbials
5.2 Jo and nå: A comparative analysis
5.3 Interaction as manipulation