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Authors: Zeevat, Henk
Title: "Only" as a Mirative Particle
Issue Date: 2009 Konferenzbeitrag Riester, Arndt ; Onea, Edgar (eds.): Focus at the syntax-semantics interface. Stuttgart : University, 2009 (SinSpeC 3), S. 121-140
Abstract: The concept of mirativity was introduced in typology by DeLancey (1997) for certain "tenses". DeLancey refers to earlier traditions in "Balkan Linguistics". Malchukov (2003) uses it in a typological overview of constrastive markers for the origin of certain contrastive markers. A mirative marker indicates that whatever it marks is surprising.
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