A Contrastive View Of Discourse Markers: Discourse Markers Of Saying In English And French

A Contrastive View Of Discourse Markers: Discourse Markers Of Saying In English And French
Tags: Laure Lansari

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.