Realizations of deonticity in Lithuanian: the case of particles

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Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Realizations of deonticity in Lithuanian: the case of particles
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Kalbos dalys. Morfologija / Morphology; Žodžių kaityba / Inflection; Žodžių jungimas. Sakiniai. Sakinio dalys / Word phrases. Sentences. Sentence parts; Kalbėjimas. Šneka / Speaking, speech.
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ENThe present paper focuses on non-epistemic modal particles in contemporary Lithuanian that have received far less attention in the literature than epistemic particles. Based on authentic data drawn from the Corpus of the Contemporary Lithuanian Language, the study aims to disclose the formal and functional features of the particles tegu(l), te and lai in spoken discourse and fiction. The study has shown that the particles under investigation occur in hortative constructions where they express the speaker’s desire to get a third person or the addressee to carry out some action. Although tegu(l), te and lai share a number of functions (e.g. hortatives, negative or positive performative optatives), functional extension is more typical of tegu(l) than of te and lai. The formal features of the particles (their co-occurrence with indicative or subjunctive forms) provide evidence for their functional variation. Keywords: deontic particle, desirability, hortative, optative, permissive, attitude. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.15388/SBOL.2021.9
ISBN:
9786090706350
ISSN:
2669-0535
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2023-09-20 22:51:47
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