Connectives as Discourse Landmarks
Agnès Celle, Ruth Huart
John Benjamins Publishing, Jun 27, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 212 pages
This set of eleven articles, by linguists from four different European countries and a variety of theoretical backgrounds, takes a new look at the discourse functions of a number of English connectives, from simple coordinators (and, but) to phrases of varying complexity (after all, the fact is that). Using authentic spoken and written data from varied sources, the authors explore the ways in which current uses of connectives result from the interaction of syntax, semantics and prosody, both over time and through diversity of discourse situations. Most adopt an integrative approach in which speaker-listener or writer-reader relationships are viewed as part and parcel of the linguistic properties of each marker. Because it combines functional, generative and enunciative approaches into a coherent whole with a common explanatory aim, this book will be of interest to linguists, corpus-linguists and all those who investigate the semantics-pragmatics interface.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The interface between discourse and grammar
From syntax to pragmatics
And as an aspectual connective in the event structure of pseudocoordinative constructions
Are you a good which or a bad which?
From temporal to contrastive and causal
Other editions - View all
addressee adverb Aijmer Aktionsart analysis anaphoric ARCs argumentative domain aspectual assertion Barbara Vine British National Corpus Caesar causal conﬁguration conjunction considered construction context contrast conversation corpus Culioli deﬁnes deﬁnition degree modiﬁer discourse connectives discourse function discourse markers Discourse Particles discourse units Ducrot encoded endorsement English enunciative operations event structure expressed fact ﬁeld ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst focus following example grammatical grammaticalization identiﬁed implicatures implicit utterances interaction interpretation introduced involved Iohn Benjamins justiﬁcation language lexical linguistic lung cancer main clause marked meaning metalinguistic modal morpheme notional domain occurrence Paris pattern phrase polysemies potential pragmatic preconstructed position predicate propositions pseudo—coordination reduplicative reduplicative coordination reference referential relationship relative clauses relative pronoun representation resumptive pronouns role Schiffrin segments semantic sense sentence shell noun shows signiﬁcation speaker speciﬁc speech spiral syntactic syntax temporal there’s tion validation verb words