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Pragmatische Sprachphänomene und das Grammatikalisierungskonzept

Author(s): Molnár, Anna

Journal: Argumentum
ISSN 1787-3606

Volume: 4;
Start page: 280;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: grammaticalization | pragmaticalization | discours words

The term pragmatisation denotes a kind of language change, which includes the linguistic codification of certain pragmatic contents. Processes of this type are nowadays mostly described as grammaticalisation and this results in proliferation of the term. Pragmatisation as a complementary process to grammaticalisation could help to remedy this situation. Guided by this insight, the present article examines the supportability of the concept of grammaticalisation in the development of pragmatically motivated parts of speech such as discourse markers and modal particles.
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