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The Northern Russian pragmatic particle dak in the dialect of Varzuga (Kola Peninsula). An information structuring device in informal spontaneous speech
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2006-04-07)
The Northern Russian pragmatic particle dak presents a good case of how particles are used to structure information in informal language. It exemplifies that connectives can mark relations to concepts lacking a concrete linguistic form. The research presented here is based on a sound corpus of the dialect of Varzuga, an old Russian Pomor settlement on the White Sea coast. For the first time, ...