Lexicalized Prosody and the Polysemy of some Discourse Particles in ADR

By November 23, 2016,
Page 777-786
Author Irina Levontina
Title Lexicalized Prosody and the Polysemy of some Discourse Particles in ADR
Abstract The paper is dedicated to some polysemous Russian particles as they are represented in the Active dictionary of Russian (ADR), which is currently being compiled under the guidance of Yury Apresjan at the Russian Language Institute (RAS), and to the problem of lexicalized prosody. General principles of ADR presuppose that all important properties of a lexeme are described in the lexical entry including lexicalized prosody. The phenomenon of lexicalized prosody in Russian drew the linguists’ attention about 30 years ago. The investigation is usually confined to phrasal stress as the most frequently lexicalized and therefore the most lexicographically interesting prosodic pattern. However, as far as discourse particles are concerned, not only phrasal stress but also intonation pattern is of greatest interest. Two Russian discourse particles will be discussed. One of them is the particle -to. Its different usages imply very different prosodic patterns. The other one is vot which can be used not only as a demonstrative particle, but also as a xenomarker (quotation marker), which requires a specific prosody.
Session Lexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
Keywords lexicalized prosody; polysemy; discourse particles; Russian
author={Irina Levontina},
title={Lexicalized Prosody and the Polysemy of some Discourse Particles in ADR},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th EURALEX International Congress},
address={Tbilisi, Georgia},
editor={Tinatin Margalitadze, George Meladze},
publisher={Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University Press},