Toward a typology for additive markers

Forker, Diana (2016) Toward a typology for additive markers. Lingua, 180. pp. 69-100.

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Abstract

This study represents a typological investigation of additive markers that correspond to English too, also, and as well. It is cross-linguistically common for additives to fulfill a wide range of functions including, among others, scalar additivity, the marking of concessive clauses, indefinite pronouns, association with contrastive topics, and constituent coordination. Based on data from 42 languages from all over the world this paper proposes a list of functions that are commonly expressed by additives and provides explanations for how and why these functions relate to each other. The distribution of these functions and their connections are then interpreted by means of categorical and distance-based semantic maps.

Item ID: 47313
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-6135
Keywords: additive; scalarity; contrast; semantic maps; typology
Funders: Humboldt Foundation, James Cook University
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 02:26
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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