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What is an emphasis marker?



An emphasis marker is a word or affix that expresses a speaker's stress upon the predicate of a sentence.

Example (Vietnamese)
  • In the following sentence, co is an emphasis marker (diacritical markings have not been included here):

    on ba co xem quyen truyen ay
    Mr. Ba EMPHASIS read book story that
    ‘Mr. Ba did read that novel.’
  • Generic
      An emphasis marker is a kind of

    Schachter 1985 56

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