Final particles and expression of modality in modern Chinese
Viviane Alleton 艾乐桐
Sentence-final particles are one of the ways by which a Chinese sentence is modulated. They are part of a larger system which includes verb determinants such as adverbs and modal auxiliary verbs as well as sentence intonation. This paper looks specifically at the particle ne 呢 and its relationship to sentence intonation. Several different uses of ne are described which have the common function of appealing in some way to the listener’s active participation.
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Journal of Chinese Linguistics volume 9 (ISSN 0091-3723)
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