Author Kiaer, Jieun, author
Title Pragmatic particles : findings from Asian languages / Jieun Kiaer
Imprint London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  P283 .K53 2021    DUE 02-06-23    30630020143309
Descript xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Bloomsbury studies in theoretical linguistics
Note "Shedding new light on the constructive and expressive role of particles in natural language syntax and semantics, this book demonstrates that particle behaviours are neither arbitrary nor peripheral. Based on SOV agglutinative languages situated in Asia, previously overlooked in theoretical linguistics, Jieun Kiaer argues that particle behaviours are motivated socio-pragmatically and play a crucial role in explaining syntactic and semantic phenomena. With data drawn from Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tamil, Turkish and Urdu, the constructive and attitudinal natures of the particles in these languages are analysed and modelled to that fundamentally syntactic decisions are driven by socio-pragmatic needs"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Particles
East Asia -- Languages -- Particles
Southeast Asia -- Languages -- Particles
Middle East -- Languages -- Particles