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A Contrastive View of Discourse Markers

Discourse Markers of Saying in English and French

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Laure Lansari
    Pages 95-113
  3. Laure Lansari
    Pages 217-227
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 229-230

About this book

Introduction

This book is a comparative corpus-based study of discourse markers based on verbs of saying in English and French.  Based on a wide comparable web corpus, the book investigates how discourse markers work in discourse, and compares their differences of position, scope and collocations both cross-linguistically and within single languages. The author positions this study within the wider epistemological background of the French-speaking ‘enunciative’ tradition and the English-speaking ‘pragmatic’ tradition, and it will be of particular interest to students and scholars of semantics, pragmatics and contrastive linguistics.

Laure Lansari is Associate Professor at Paris Diderot University, France, where she teaches English/ French contrastive linguistics and translation.

Keywords

contrastive analysis speech markers verbs of speech web corpus definition categorisation enunciation computer-mediated communication affiliation topical transition pragmaticalisation grammaticalisation turn-taking approximation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English StudiesParis Diderot UniversityParisFrance

About the authors

Laure Lansari is Associate Professor at Paris Diderot University, France, where she teaches English/ French contrastive linguistics and translation.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Contrastive View of Discourse Markers
  • Book Subtitle Discourse Markers of Saying in English and French
  • Authors Laure Lansari
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24896-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-24895-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-24898-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-24896-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Semantics
    Pragmatics
    Corpus Linguistics
    French
    English
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Reviews

“This book yields a worthwhile read for several reasons. … the book can lead to more studies with a similar approach but focusing on other DMs, and conceivably this trend may be welcomed in an excellent manner outside the French academic community.” (Reza Kazemian, Discourse Studies, Vol. 22 (2), 2020)