NU / NÅ: A Family of Discourse Markers Across the Languages by Peter Auer,Yael Maschler

By Peter Auer,Yael Maschler

This e-book, located in the framework of Comparative Interactional Linguistics, explores a relations of fourteen discourse markers around the languages of Europe and past (Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Romani, Estonian, Finnish, higher Saxonian and traditional German, Dutch, Icelandic, and Swedish), arguing that they return to at least one, almost certainly , debris: NU/NÅ.

Each bankruptcy analyzes using one of many NU/NÅ family in a specific language, frequently at the foundation of conversational information, feeding right into a complete bankruptcy at the constitution, functionality, and background of those debris. The process taken during this quantity broadens the sensible linguistic proposal of ‘structure’ to incorporate the sequential positioning of the debris and their composition, and the idea that of ‘function’ to incorporate the conversational activities played in interplay. utilizing dialog analytic method hence allows a examine of the methods those debris gather which means inside of sure sequential and motion environments -- either cross-linguistically and in regards to the grammaticization of the debris. All this sheds gentle at the borrowing styles of NU/NÅ around the languages.

With contributions via Peter Auer, Galina B. Bolden, Gonen Dori-Hacohen, Andrea Golato, Harrie Mazeland, Auli Hakulinen, Helga Hilmisdóttir, Leelo Keevallik, Hanna Lehti-Eklund, Anna Lindström, Yael Maschler, Yaron Matras, Gertrud Reershemius, Mirja Saari, Lea Sawicki, Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Heidi Vepsäläinen and Matylda Weidner.

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