Clause repetition as a tying technique in Greek conversation

Alvanoudi, Angeliki (2019) Clause repetition as a tying technique in Greek conversation. In: Guerin, Valerie, (ed.) Bridging Constructions. Studies in Diversity Linguistics, 24 . Language Science Press, Berlin, Germany, pp. 239-267.

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Abstract

This chapter targets a language in which bridging constructions are not grammaticalized, that is, Greek. It examines instances of same-speaker and cross-speaker clause repetition in informal Greek conversation. The analysis demonstrates that the basic function of clause repetition is to display connectedness between what the current speaker says or does and what the same or previous speaker said or did immediately before. It is argued that clause repetition displays some similarities with recapitulative linkage and it is hypothesized that recapitulative linkage constructions have emerged from repetition practices in conversation.

Item ID: 57968
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-96110-142-9
ISSN: 2363-5568
Copyright Information: Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence (CC BY 4.0): http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 04:58
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