Zum aktuellen Stand der Linguistik und ihrer Teildisziplinen. Akten des 43. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Magdeburg 2008 / The Present State of Linguistics and its Sub-Disciplines. Proceedings of the 43rd Linguistics Colloquium, Magdeburg 2008
Edited By Katrin Schöpe, Renate Belentschikow, Angelika Bergien and Armin Burkhardt
This volume contains the revised versions of 63 papers, written in German, English and French. It considers a broad spectrum of topics and findings from various areas of linguistics and thereby offers a critical review of the field. The authors address questions ranging from grammar, semantics, text and discourse pragmatics to issues from the field of applied linguistics. The volume is concluded by studies on contrastive linguistics and foreign language pedagogy.
Sentence-final Like: from Quotative to Discourse Marker
Sylvie Hancil, Rouen
It is traditionally acknowledged that research has mainly focussed its attention on the examination of Standard English, especially Southern British English, thereby neglecting the other regional dialects. Over the last twenty years, there has been a growing number of linguists who have tried to promote the intricate complexity and richness of British dialects, among whom Local (1986), Beal (1993), Griffiths (1999), and more recently de Haas (2006), Watts and Trudgill (2002), and Wales (2006), to name a few, have largely contributed to revive the interest in Northern dialects, as illustrated in the remarks by Wales (2006):
Consider also: ‘Ay up, the accent’s on good job prospects’ (Daily Mail 19 June 1996, on the move to telesales to Sheffield and Leeds); and ‘Regional riches put one over on standard English, like’ (Guardian 16 March 1998). Irritating though such [exclamations and discourse markers] may be (and ‘Howay the lads!) for Geordies!) it is nonetheless interesting to note how they do suggest a spoken idiom, and features rarely transposed to the printed page. Unlike visual signs such as cloth caps, braces and whippets, linguistic stereotypes also sometimes distinguish very broadly different types of Northerners (e.g. Yorkshire tykes, Scousers and Geordies) and their local speech. (Wales 2006: 30–31)
The purpose of this paper is to shed some more light on a typical feature of Northern English grammar, i.e. the use of adverbials in sentence-final position. Among the various...
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