Discourse Markers: Descriptions and Theory

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Andreas H. Jucker, Yael Ziv
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1998 - Fiction - 363 pages
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Studies of Discourse Markers so far have concentrated on either the descriptive or the theoretical parameter. This book brings together thirteen papers concerning aspects of lexical instantiations of Discourse Marking devices, ranging from functional descriptions along cognitive, attitudinal, interactive and structure signalling lines to theoretical issues arising from various properties discourse markers display cross-linguistically. Data from English, Finnish, Hebrew, Korean, and Japanese are examined. Also addressed are questions concerning overall accounts, potential sub-classifications, possible form-function correlations and the appropriateness of such frameworks as Relevance Theory for their description. Interestingly, features evident in the distribution and use of lexical discourse markers are shown to affect the assessment of such theoretical constructs as the distinction between conceptual and procedural meaning. A more sophisticated picture emerges than a simple dichotomy between the two. Studies of the grammar of Discourse Markers hence would have to take the observations and suggestions raised in this collection of papers into account.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Discourse Markers Segmenting Israeli HebrewTalkininteraction
13
Relevance Theory and Discourse StructureConsiderations
61
The Use of Finnish nyt as a Discourse Particle
83
Procedural Meaning and Parenthetical Discourse Markers
97
Cos because in Teenage Talk
127
The Pragmatic Marker like from a Relevancetheoretic Perspective
147
And people just you know like wow Discourse Markers as Negotiating Strategies
171
Discourse Markers and Formfunction Correlations
223
A Case of Japanese
261
With Special Reference to the Context of Dispreferred Responses
277
Contrastive Discourse Markers in English
301
Pragmatic Functions of the English Discourse Marker anyway and its Corresponding Contrastive Japanese Discourse Markers
327
Index
353
The series Pragmatics Beyond New Series
364
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Conceptual and Procedural Properties
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