Anaphora, pragmatics and style in German

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Anaphora, pragmatics and style in German

Show simple item record DeLisle, Helga H. 2008-11-19T00:46:38Z 2008-11-19T00:46:38Z 1994
dc.identifier.citation DeLisle, Helga H. 1994. Anaphora, pragmatics and style in German. UTA Working Papers in Linguistics 1.153-159. en_US
dc.description.abstract German uses two sets of anaphoric pronouns, the personal pronoun set (PP) er, sie, es and the demonstrative pronoun set (DP) der, die, das. The latter set has been largely neglected in the literature, possibly because it mainly occurs in informal conversations. In this paper, I will investigate how a basic concept like the deictic one is exploited for various functions, and to what extent these functions are integrated into the different styles of spoken and written German. It will be shown that the DP is used by the speaker to signal to the hearer not only referential but also affective information, and that DP usage is broadly determined by the degree of formality of a given text. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Linguistics & TESOL en_US
dc.subject anaphora en_US
dc.subject german language en_US
dc.subject style en_US
dc.subject pragmatics en_US
dc.subject language variety en_US
dc.title Anaphora, pragmatics and style in German en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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