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Discourse Markers
By Deborah Schiffrin

Discourse Markers

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Discourse Markers by Deborah Schiffrin

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Discourse markers - the particles oh, well, now, then, you know and I mean, and the connectives so, because, and, but and or - perform important functions in conversation. Dr Schiffrin's approach is firmly interdisciplinary, within linguistics and sociology, and her rigourous analysis clearly demonstrates that neither the markers, nor the discourse within which they function, can be understood from one point of view alone, but only as an integration of structural, semantic, pragmatic, and social factors. The core of the book is a comparative analysis of markers within conversational discourse collected by Dr Schiffrin during sociolinguistic fieldwork. The study concludes that markers provide contextual coordinates which aid in the production and interpretation of coherent conversation at both local and global levels of organization. It raises a wide range of theoretical and methodological issues important to discourse analysis - including the relationship between meaning and use, the role of qualitative and quantitative analyses - and the insights it offers will be of particular value to readers confronting the very substantial problems presented by the search for a model of discourse which is based on what people actually say, mean, and do with words in everyday social interaction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521357180
ISBN-10: 0521357187
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Handbook of Discourse Analysis by Deborah Schiffrin Handbook of Discourse Analysis, Hardback (May 2015)

The second edition of the highly successful Handbook of Discourse Analysis has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research to have developed since the original publication, including new theoretical paradigms and discourse-analytic models, in an authoritative two-volume set.

Telling Stories by Deborah Schiffrin Telling Stories, Paperback (March 2010)

Narratives are fundamental to our lives: we dream, plan, complain, endorse, entertain, teach, learn, and reminisce through telling stories. This title illustrates how narratives build bridges among language, identity, interaction, society, and culture.

Discourse and Identity by Deborah Schiffrin Discourse and Identity, Hardback (June 2006)

Uses new models and approaches to account for the relationship between language, discourse and society.

In Other Words by Deborah Schiffrin In Other Words, Hardback (February 2006)

Explores the ways that words and meanings are re-used in new contexts for new listeners.

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