Über die Antwortpartikel nein in monologischer Verwendung

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The article discusses the functions of the answer particle nein 'no' in monological use, when an author uses nein as an answer to a statement/question which he makes himself or leaves unexpressed. It is proposed that nein is part of monological use, albeit as part of an internal dialogue or a dialogue with a fictive reader. Nein is informationally redundant without reference to text from a communication partner and it serves a rhetoric-stylistic function to focus the polarity of a proposition and to turn reader expectations or other salient discourse content into questions under discussion.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationTysk(a) – saksa – vācu – vokiečių – þýska 2020. Teil 1 : Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachdidaktik
EditorsKlaus von Geyer, Anke Heier, Mette Skovgaard Andersen
Number of pages18
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherPeter Lang
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)9783631798928
ISBN (Electronic)9783631836484, 9783631836491, 9783631836507
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventXI. Nordisch-Baltisches GermanistenTreffen - Kopenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 26 Jun 201829 Jun 2018
Conference number: 11


ConferenceXI. Nordisch-Baltisches GermanistenTreffen
Internet address
SeriesNordeuropäische Arbeiten Zur Literatur, Sprache Und Kultur / Northern European Studies In Literature, Language And Culture


  • Answer particle
  • Dialogical construction
  • Polarity focus

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