About the project

The project “Pragmatics overwrites grammar: subjectivity and intersubjectivity in different registers and genres of Estonian” is devoted to the study of the linguistic expression of subjectivity and intersubjectivity in different genres and registers of Estonian, from written institutional texts to spoken dialogue and online interaction. We focus specifically on particles and verbs that express various degrees of probability as well as emotions and attitudes. We analyze the usage of different linguistic expressions and the relationships between usage and genre/register. The research material is drawn from online Estonian language corpora.