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The Meaning of Focus Particles

A Comparative Perspective

By Ekkehard König

© 1992 – Routledge

232 pages

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About the Book

Focus particles (words such as even, only, also) play an important role in English, in various syntactic and semantic domains, but their characteristics pose numerous problems for current syntactic frameworks and semantic theories.

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the syntax, meaning and use of focus particles and related function words in English and many other languages. It also provides a historical perspective on their development.

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General