From TAM to discourse

@inproceedings{Squartini2013FromTT,
  title={From TAM to discourse},
  author={Mario Squartini},
  year={2013}
}
This study investigates some discursive uses of the North-Western Italian adverb gia ‘already’, which cumulates the Italian interjectional function with the interrogative use typical of the French cognate deja . While as an interjection gia acquires the metadiscursive functions of a proper discourse marker, the interrogative use shares formal and functional properties with modal particles. The analysis will show that, apart from their morphosyntactic differences, these uses are interconnected… CONTINUE READING

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