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Discourse Markers and Beyond

Descriptive and Critical Perspectives on Discourse-Pragmatic Devices across Genres and Languages

Book

Part of the Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse book series (PSDS)

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the use of discourse markers - lexical items where drawing a distinction between propositional and non-propositional, syntactically-semantically integrated and discourse-pragmatic uses is especially relevant. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, descriptive and critical (CDA) perspectives, and manual annotation and automatized analyses, the author argues that Discourse Markers (DMs) cannot be effectively studied in isolation, but must instead be contextualised with reference to other discourse-pragmatic devices and their language and genre backgrounds. This book will be of interest to students and academics working in the fields of DM research and critical discourse studies, and will also appeal to scholars working in areas such as genre studies, second language acquisition (SLA), literary analysis, contemporary cinematography, Tolkien scholarship, and Bible studies.

Péter B. Furkó is Associate Professor in English Applied Linguistics and Vice Dean for Science and Research at the Department of English Linguistics at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Hungary.

Keywords

lexis discourse-pragmatic devices quotatives contextualization cues modal particles pragmatic routines propositional non-propositional Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English LinguisticsKároli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in HungaryBudapestHungary

About the authors

Péter B. Furkó is Associate Professor in English Applied Linguistics and Vice Dean for Science and Research at the Department of English Linguistics at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Hungary.

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Reviews

“This book makes a valuable contribution for several reasons. It is written in a lucid and reader-friendly manner with well-structured chapters … it would be eminently enlightening for students and scholars interested in studying DMs.” (Reza Kazemian, Journal of Pragmatics, Vol. 164, 2020)