Project

A functional-pragmatic analysis of the discourse markers gar, oun and de in homilies of Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus and John Chrysostom.

Duration
01 October 2013 → 31 August 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
discourse markers pragmatics Ancient Greek particles linguistics
 
Project description

In this project, the Ancient Greek particles gar, oun and de are reinterpreted according to modern pragmatic theories. The last systematic analysis of these elements dates from the 1950s; in this project, they are reanalyzed as discourse markers - they do not contribute to the content of the text, but instead guide the audience towards the correct interpretation of that context.