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External information processing versus property ascertaining: a discourse-pragmatic study of three yes/no question particles in Shishan (Hainan Island, China)
(Walter de Gruyter, 2012-06)
Drawing on naturally occurring conversation, the present study examines three utterance-final yes/no question particles, mi, o, and ang, in Shishan, a dialect of Lingao of the Tai-Kadai language family, spoken on northern ...
Constraint Reality: Linguistic Expressions of Restrictivity and Emotive Stances. A Discourse-Pragmatic Study of Utterance-Final Lāh in Shishan (Hainan Island, China)
Based on natural conversational data, the current study analyzes utterance-final pragmatic particle lāh in Shishan, a dialect of Lingao of the Tai-Kadai language family. The research proposes that lāh signals an interactively ...