Year 2015, Volume 12 , Issue 1, Pages 63 - 92 2015-06-01

Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis of the Turkish Discourse Particle Hele: A Corpus-Driven Study in Lexical Profiling

M. Fatih Adıgüzel [1]


The present study investigates the Turkish discourse particle hele, commonly used especially in spoken Turkish, in terms of its semantic and pragmatic uses in naturally occurring language. All analyses are based on attested data obtained from Turkish National Corpus (demo version). This corpus-driven study is thus naturally a product of an inductive undertaking. First, the common senses and corpus-driven pragmatic functions of the discourse particle hele are determined and further analyzes are carried out to derive its lexical profile from a variety of contexts of use. To this end, hele’s common collocation patterns hele o, hele şu, hele bir and hele bir de are analyzed in their contexts and then basic observations on its colligations, semantic preference and semantic prosody are presented. The comparison of the senses and functions that the online reference dictionary of Turkish Language Association provides for hele to the patterns of use determined in this study indicates clearly the important role of corpus data in clarification of the senses and functions of a word
The present study investigates the Turkish discourse particle hele, commonly used especially in spoken Turkish, in terms of its semantic and pragmatic uses in naturally occurring language. All analyses are based on attested data obtained from Turkish National Corpus (demo version). This corpus-driven study is thus naturally a product of an inductive undertaking. First, the common senses and corpus-driven pragmatic functions of the discourse particle hele are determined and further analyzes are carried out to derive its lexical profile from a variety of contexts of use. To this end, hele’s common collocation patterns hele o, hele şu, hele bir and hele bir de are analyzed in their contexts and then basic observations on its colligations, semantic preference and semantic prosody are presented. The comparison of the senses and functions that the online reference dictionary of Turkish Language Association provides for hele to the patterns of use determined in this study indicates clearly the important role of corpus data in clarification of the senses and functions of a word.
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Authors

Author: M. Fatih Adıgüzel

Dates

Publication Date : June 1, 2015

APA Adıgüzel, M . (2015). Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis of the Turkish Discourse Particle Hele: A Corpus-Driven Study in Lexical Profiling . Dil ve Edebiyat Dergisi , 12 (1) , 63-92 . Retrieved from http://ded.mersindilbilim.info/en/pub/issue/19514/207871