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By Ursula Lutzky

ISBN-10: 9027256322

ISBN-13: 9789027256324

This quantity offers new insights into the character of the Early glossy English discourse markers marry, well and why in the course of the research of 3 corpora (A Corpus of English Dialogues, 1560-1760, the Parsed Corpus of Early English Correspondence, and the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early sleek English). by means of combining either quantitative and qualitative ways within the learn of pragmatic markers, leading edge findings are reached approximately their distribution through the interval 1500-1760, their attestation in several speech-related textual content kinds in addition to similarities and changes of their capabilities. also, this paintings engages in a sociopragmatic examine, in response to the sociopragmatically annotated Drama Corpus of just about 1 / 4 of one million phrases, to augment our figuring out approximately their use through characters of other social prestige and gender. This quantity for this reason constitutes a necessary piece of the puzzle in our try and achieve a whole photo of discourse marker use.

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G. g. ) provide further insights into the exact conditions under which individual markers are stylistically stigmatized. Finally, the last feature mentioned in Table 1 describes discourse markers as being gender specific and more typical of women’s speech. This feature is, however, regarded as controversial for two main reasons: on the one hand, initial claims were not based on empirical evidence (see Lakoff 2004 [1975]) and, on the other hand, subsequent studies did not arrive at consistent results.

2010: 286) argues that their functions fall into two main categories which together “constitute ‘pragmatic’ meaning” (2008: 18), without considering either one of them to be prior to the other. e. 6 On the textual level, discourse markers are used “to mark various kinds of boundaries (to initiate or end a discourse or to effect a shift in topic)” and “to assist in turn-taking in oral discourse or “chunking” (marking of episode or paragraph) in written discourse” (Brinton 1996: 6). On the interpersonal level, discourse markers may operate “subjectively, to express speaker attitude” and “interactively, to achieve intimacy between speaker and addressee (for example, by appealing to the addressee or expressing shared or common knowledge)” (Brinton 1996: 6).

Additionally, it was said that “[t]he appearance of pragmatic markers is a result of the informality of oral discourse” (Brinton 1996: 33; cf. Östman 1982). Oral discourse is, however, not generally informal but is subject to register variation as well as different degrees of formality and discourse markers have been shown to differ in their register and text type distribution. In an analysis of discourse particles in the London-Lund Corpus of Spoken English, Aijmer observes, for example, that “[s]ort of is symptomatic of informal speech” (Aijmer 2002: 190), whereas now appears primarily in text types that are “more formal than ordinary conversation and contain more structure” (Aijmer 2002: 69).

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