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|Title:||Lor in colloquial Singapore English|
|Citation:||Wee, L. (2002). Lor in colloquial Singapore English. Journal of Pragmatics 34 (6) : 711-725. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-2166(01)00057-1|
|Abstract:||Colloquial Singapore English contains a number of pragmatic particles. This paper focuses on the particle lor. Previous analyses have suggested either that it marks a piece of information as being obvious, or that it indicates that an utterance has the pragmatic force of a 'weak' suggestion. In this paper, I show that examples of the latter are better analysed with lor as expressing a sense of resignation. I then show how, by adopting a grammaticalization-based approach, the resignation sense of lor can be related to its use as a marker of 'obviousness' © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Pragmatics|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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