Epistemic and concessive scales: A quantitative analysis of adverbs in German


Four German adverbials in scalar environments, which all mean "at least", were examined. Epistemic, purely semantic, environments and their scales and concessive, pragmatically enriched, environments, were compared. The aim was to give evidence for a certain distribution for some of the adverbials regarding the environment in which they are used. The data was collected through an online questionnaire. Here, age of the participants should be kept in mind, a factor that might pose some problems for an easy explanation given the available data: Due to an age gap in the data, it should be used with care. An effect for the chosen adverb in certain situations can be found under some conditions.

PID https://hdl.handle.net/10037.1/10211
Related Identifier https://hdl.handle.net/10037.1/10211
Metadata Access https://dataverse.no/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=hdl:10037.1/10211
Creator Grosche, Jan
Publisher DataverseNO
Publication Year 2018
Resource Type questionnaire or survey
Discipline Not stated