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Title: Uses of also in oral semi-informal German
Author: Fernández-Villanueva, Marta
Keywords: Anàlisi del discurs
Partícules (Gramàtica)
Alemany parlat
Discourse analysis
Particles (Grammar)
Spoken German
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Abstract: In recent grammars and dictionaries also (`therefore, so, well¿) continues to be preferably presented as an adverb with a conclusive-consecutive connective function that essentially corresponds to its use in formal written German. Its function as a modal particle is documented, however, since the beginnings of what is known as Partikelforschung, though not all its uses have been systematically investigated contrasting oral and written German, either in mode or concept. In this article we analyse the uses of also in semi-informal oral interactions on the basis of empirical data (from a subsample of the VARCOM corpus). Specifically, we will analyse the presence and frequency of also at the beginning of a sentence or sequence, the functions it serves as a logical-semantic connector or discourse and interaction marker and the interrelations between these functions, in order to contrast these results with the description of also provided by current reference works.
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It is part of: Catalan Journal of Linguistics, 2007, v.6, p. 95-115
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ISSN: 1695-6885
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