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Discourse markers and modal debris are fuzzy linguistic different types which are tough to explain. The contributions during this quantity transcend this assertion. They talk about the intersection among modal debris and discourse markers and consider even if it's attainable to attract a line among those varieties of linguistic expressions. at the foundation of latest synchronic and diachronic info, from speech and writing, from eu and Asian languages or cross-linguistically, the authors solution the query no matter if discourse markers and modal debris are unique different types, whether or not they shape a cline, or no matter if modal debris are a subcategory of discourse markers. This universal query exhibits up all through all chapters, which makes the publication to a coherent complete. by means of disentangling the complexity of categorizing multifunctional expressions, this e-book additionally sheds new gentle at the techniques of which means extension. the normal discourse and modal services are complemented by way of interactional and textual ones. A needs to learn for useful linguists.
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It is relevant in those cases, where class membership of a particular item cannot be determined on unequivocally, although there is one given linguistic context. As modal particles are restricted to the middle field, this phenomenon, too, is observable only in this topological position. , see Section 3), as in the following example: (29) Ich gehe eben zur Post. ’ An analogous and also very common case is the ambiguity between a predicative (or adverbial) function and a modal particle function, which may arise in instances like the following (cf.
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