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Modalpartikeln und Akzent im Deutschen

  • Most authors agree that modal particles - a dass of function words widely considered characteristic of Modem German - cannot receive prosodic stress, though the reasons for this restriction have not yet been satisfactorily explained. This paper argues that unstressability follows from the general contribution of modal particles to compositional utterance meaning, which requires them to take scope over focus-background structures. Form and function of modal particle meanings are modelled and illustrated for five representative examples - the particles wohl, ja, eigentlich, eben and halt. It is argued that these as well as other particles, whenever they occur under prosodic stress, cannot preserve the meaning nor the syntactic behaviour of modal particles. All instances of stressed particles in German must therefore be categorized in other functional classes.

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Author:Hardarik Blühdorn
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-91746
ISBN:2366077500259
Parent Title (German):Linguistische Berichte
Publisher:Buske
Place of publication:Hamburg
Document Type:Article
Language:German
Year of first Publication:2019
Date of Publication (online):2019/08/30
Publicationstate:Veröffentlichungsversion
Reviewstate:Peer-Review
GND Keyword:Akzent; Deutsch; Grammatik; Modalpartikel
Volume:259
First Page:275
Last Page:317
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Grammatikforschung
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG