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Distribution of the degree of freedom over the two versions of the particle auch.

Distribution of the degree of freedom over the two versions of the particle auch.

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Particles such as German auch (‘also’) establish an additive relation between expressions in their scope (added constituent, AC) and context alternatives against the background of shared information (common denominator). In spoken interaction, however, explicit alternatives are not necessarily present and expressions can be construed as alternative...

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... unstressed auch equally occurs without (51%) or with (49%) a degree of freedom, stressed AUCH preferably occurs in sentence pairs involving some degree of freedom (79%), compared to sentence pairs having a common denominator that is repeated (21%) (X 2 = 13.74, p < 0.001, see Table 3 and Figure 4). For the 110 sentence pairs that involved explicitly mentioned alternatives, we looked at the common denominator of the target sentence and the context sentence. ...
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... unstressed auch equally occurs without (51%) or with (49%) a degree of freedom, stressed AUCH preferably occurs in sentence pairs involving some degree of freedom (79%), compared to sentence pairs having a common denominator that is repeated (21%) (X 2 = 13.74, p < 0.001, see Table 3 and Figure 4). Table 3. Distribution of the degree of freedom over the two versions of the particle auch. ...
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... auch 32 (51%) 31 (49%) Stressed AUCH 9 (21%) 33 (79%) Figure 4. Distribution of the degree of freedom over the two versions of the particle auch. ...

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