EVEN, ALSO and ONLY in Vietnamese

The article analyzes the system of focus-sensitive particles and, to a lesser extent, clefts in Vietnamese. EVEN/ALSO/ONLY foci are discussed across syntactic categories, and Vietnamese is found to organize its system of
The article analyzes the system of focus-sensitive particles and, to a lesser extent, clefts in Vietnamese. EVEN/ALSO/ONLY foci are discussed across syntactic categories, and Vietnamese is found to organize its system of focus-sensitive particles along three dimensions of classification: (i) EVEN vs. ALSO vs. ONLY; (ii) particles c-commanding foci vs. particles c-commanding backgrounds; (iii) adverbial focus-sensitive particles vs. particles c-commanding argument foci only. Towards the end of the paper, free-choice constructions and additional sentence-final particles conveying ONLY and ALSO semantics are briefly discussed. The peculiar Vietnamese system reflects core properties of the analogous empirical domain in Chinese, a known source of borrowings into Vietnamese over the millennia.
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Author:Daniel Hole
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1128293
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2009/05/05
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2009/05/05
Tag:Chinese; Vietnamese; background particles; clefts; focus particles; free-choice
Source:http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/publications/isis11.pdf ; (in:) S. Ishihara / S. Petrova / A. Schwarz : Working Papers of the SFB632 : Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS), 11, 2008, S. 1-60
HeBIS PPN:21642982X
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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