Particles and Strategies

Autor:
Eckardt, Regine
Aufsatztitel:

Particles and Strategies


Jahrgang:
28
Heft:
1 (2004)
Seiten:
79-86
Abstract:

In this squib, I will draw attention to a family of particles that comprises at least dann, noch, sonst, and modal adverbs like vielleicht, as they occur in questions in German. I show that they serve to navigate through a strategy in the sense of Roberts and Büring. Following earlier work by Zeevat, it will be shown that these particles presuppose previous discourse. Particles like those discussed here are hence located between lexical presupposition triggers of the manage to do kind, and speech act associated particles like ja (Kratzer, 1999).

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