Así que als Diskursmarker

  • The present paper discusses Spanish así que (‘so that’) as a discourse marker by means of data that are retrieved from the Corpus del Español. The synchronic study has both a quantitative and a qualitative side. From a quantitative perspective the use of así que as a discourse marker is compared with its use as a conjunction. It is shown that así que as a conjunction is far more frequent. The qualitative analysis focuses on the different procedural meanings of así que: it can be used to introduce a summary, a consequence or an inference, and, on behalf of the interlocutor, even a question. The study furthermore reveals that así que as a discourse marker can well be analysed in terms of adfunctionalization / capitalization, i.e. when an already existing means of expression becomes exploited for wider purposes. In this context, the notions of grammaticalization, lexicalization and pragmaticalization are also briefly discussed.

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Author details:Anja HennemannORCiDGND, Claudia Schlaak
Subtitle (German):Ein Fall von Adfunktionalisierung
Publication type:Article
Publication year:2015
Publishing institution:Universität Potsdam
Release date:2015/05/05
Tag:Adfunktionalisierung; Diskursmarker; Konjunktion
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Number of pages:17
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Romanistik
DDC classification:4 Sprache / 41 Linguistik / 410 Linguistik
License (German):License LogoCC-BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung, nicht kommerziell, keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International
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