A study of the Amoy Chinese discourse marker Hõ
This thesis focuses on a neglected category of discourse
units in Amoy Chinese: Discourse markers (DMs). The central
aim of the thesis is to explore the nature of the DMs in
Amoy discourse through a detailed analysis of the Amoy
utterance final DM ho. A further objective is to provide a
theoretical framework for DM study in other languages.
The main hypothesis is that the central meaning of ho
is to seek affirmation that the newly introduced
proposition(s) is/are appropriately...[Show more]
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