NU / NÅ : A Family of Discourse Markers Across the Languages of Europe and Beyond / Peter Auer, Yael Maschler.

Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]
Linguae & litterae ; volume 58.
linguae & litterae ; 58
1 online resource (vi, 511 pages).
Discourse markers.
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This book, situated within the framework of Comparative Interactional Linguistics, explores a family of fourteen discourse markers across the languages of Europe and beyond (Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Romani, Estonian, Finnish, Upper Saxonian and Standard German, Dutch, Icelandic, and Swedish), arguing that they go back to one, possibly two, particles: NU/NÅ. Each chapter analyzes the use of one of the NU/NÅ family members in a particular language, usually on the basis of conversational data, feeding into a comprehensive chapter on the structure, function, and history of these particles. The approach taken in this volume broadens the functional linguistic concept of ‘structure’ to include the sequential positioning of the particles and their composition, and the concept of ‘function’ to include the conversational actions performed in interaction. Employing conversation analytic methodology thus enables a study of the ways these particles acquire meaning within certain sequential and action environments -- both cross-linguistically and with regard to the grammaticization of the particles. All this sheds light on the borrowing patterns of NU/NÅ across the languages. With contributions by 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.
The family of NU and NÅ across the languages of Europe and beyond: Structure, function, and history
The discourse marker nu in Russian conversation
The Polish multifunctional particle no
The particle no in Polish talk-in-interaction
Functions of a particle in two European minority languages: Nu/no in Yiddish and Romani
Hebrew nu: Grammaticization of a borrowed particle from synchronic and diachronic perspectives
Estonian no(o)(h) in turns and sequences: Families of function
The Finnish particle no
The word ny(t) as an adverb and a particle in Finnish
Nu(n) in Standard German: Its functions as a temporal adverbial, as an adverbial structuring discourse, and as a modal particle and discourse marker
Nu(n) in the Upper Saxonian Vernacular of German
The positionally sensitive workings of the Dutch particle nou
Nú in Icelandic conversation
Nå in Swedish conversation
The Swedish nu: A historical perspective
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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