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The development of discourse and pragmatic markers

Chiara Ghezzi

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This methodological chapter is intended as a contextualizing and theoretical introduction. It aims to establish the premises for the theoretical and methodological framework adopted in the volume, as ... More


Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This volume investigates the role of some functional units—discourse and pragmatic markers—complementing theoretical chapters with case studies. These markers are used by speakers to index discourse ... More


Discourse and pragmatic markers from Latin to the Romance languages: New insights

Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This introductory chapter gives an overview of topics discussed in this volume, and of its basic motivations. The development of functional markers, in the form of discourse and pragmatic markers, ... More


The pragmaticalization of ‘already’ in Romance: From discourse grammar to illocution

Mario Squartini

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

In comparing the discursive functions of the French temporal-aspectual adverb déjà ‘already’ to its cognate form già in the regional variety of northwestern Italian, this chapter focuses on their ... More


Mă rog: A pragmatic marker in Romanian

Michaela Livescu

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter offers a diachronic and sociolinguistic analysis of the Romanian politeness marker mă rog ‘please’, originally derived from the verb a ruga ‘to pray’. Through the analysis of the ... More


Romanian ‘can’: Change in parametric settings

Virginia Hill

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter aims to establish the diachronic changes to the Romanian modal putea ‘can’. It is shown that the lexical verb putea has been re-analyzed in the context of sentential complementation, as ... More


The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Youssef A. Haddad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474434072
eISBN:
9781474444866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book analyses the sociopragmatics of attitude datives in four Levantine Arabic varieties; these are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, and Palestinian Arabic. Attitude datives are optional pronominal ... More


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