Particles, Modality and Coherence

  • Eric McCready


This paper considers some aspects of the meaning of sentence-final particles. Such particles have a use on which they serve to emphasize what is said, and a use on which they have a modal semantics. The present paper is an attempt to unify these two uses from the perspective of discourse coherence. The conclusion is that sentence-final particles are used to maintain coherence.
How to Cite
McCready, E. (2019). Particles, Modality and Coherence. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 12, 430-441.