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Discourse Variation

Ronald K. S. Macaulay

in Talk that Counts: Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173819
eISBN:
9780199788361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173819.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Unlike the study of phonetic or morphological variation, which can be carried out on small samples of speech, the investigation of discourse variation requires samples of talk in action with speakers ... More


Anglo Cultural Scripts Seen through Middle Eastern Eyes

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter introduces the theory of “cultural scripts” and shows how it can help to explain miscommunication between “Anglos” and people from other cultural backgrounds. The notion of “cultural ... More


Discourse Organisation

Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Dionysis Goutsos

in Discourse Analysis: An Introduction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620456
eISBN:
9780748671397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620456.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter zooms into the specific linguistic devices that are employed for the signalling of discourse organisation in narrative and non-narrative texts. Such devices include discourse markers, ... More


The Story of right and wrong and Its Cultural Implications

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

One of the most interesting phenomena in the history of the English language is the remarkable rise of the word right, in its many interrelated senses and uses. This chapter tries to trace the ... More


I THINK: The Rise of Epistemic Phrases in Modern English

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

One of the most striking features of English from a cross-cultural perspective is the proliferation of various linguistic tools for qualifying one's statements, hedging one's assertions, and ... More


Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This volume investigates the role of some functional units—discourse and pragmatic markers—complementing theoretical chapters with case studies. These markers are used by speakers to index discourse ... More


The development of discourse and pragmatic markers

Chiara Ghezzi

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This methodological chapter is intended as a contextualizing and theoretical introduction. It aims to establish the premises for the theoretical and methodological framework adopted in the volume, as ... More


The pragmaticalization of ‘already’ in Romance: From discourse grammar to illocution

Mario Squartini

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

In comparing the discursive functions of the French temporal-aspectual adverb déjà ‘already’ to its cognate form già in the regional variety of northwestern Italian, this chapter focuses on their ... More


Discourse and pragmatic markers from Latin to the Romance languages: New insights

Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This introductory chapter gives an overview of topics discussed in this volume, and of its basic motivations. The development of functional markers, in the form of discourse and pragmatic markers, ... More


Paths of grammaticalization in Spanish o sea

Salvador Pons Bordería

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter analyses theoretical implications and linguistic peculiarities of developments of Sp. o sea lit. ‘or be-CONJ’ from a free construction into a reformulative and modal marker. Synchronic ... More


On disagreement markers in French and Romanian dialogue

Adriana Costachescu

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

On the basis of an electronic corpus, this chapter analyses elements such as Fr. assez ‘enough’, ça suffit ‘that’s enough’, tais-toi ‘be quiet’, arête tes bêtises ‘stop talking nonsense’, or Rom. ... More


New Zealand Vocabulary and Discourse Features

Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan, and Elizabeth Gordon

in New Zealand English

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625291
eISBN:
9780748651542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625291.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter concentrates primarily on vocabulary, discussing a range of lexical items that together characterise New Zealand English (NZE). It also looks briefly at distinctive discourse features of ... More


Aliás: A contribution to the study of a Portuguese discourse marker

Ana Cristina Macário Lopes

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter considers the diachronic development of the Modern Portuguese alias ‘by the way, or better’, whose source is an adverb, to understand its synchronic polyfunctionality and, eventually, to ... More


Romanian atunci and French alors: Functional and discourse properties

Mihaela Popescu

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

Through a synchronic and contrastive approach, the chapter outlines the pragmatic behaviour of the Romanian adverb atunci ‘then’ and of its French correspondent, alors. The chapter describes ... More


Shóón Pakin, sóóu tittilap: Researching Narrative Discourse in Micronesia

Emerson Lopez Odango

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter documents and reflects on some of the cultural significance of discourse markers in kapsen Mwoshulók (Mortlockese) storytelling (tittilap) at Pakin Atoll of the Federated States of ... More


Syntactic variation in spoken French

Nathalie Rossi-Gensane

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter is dedicated to the syntax of spoken French. Section 1, which focuses on ‘orality’, presents some phenomena related to ‘oral’ situational parameters with reference to spoken French: ... More


When Speakers Account for Their Questions: Ani-Prefaced Accounts in Korean Conversation

Stephanie Hyeri Kim

in Accountability in Social Interaction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210557
eISBN:
9780190210571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210557.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter describes the practice of questioners accounting for their questions after receiving responses. These accounting turns specifically involve the ani (“no”) preface in Korean conversation. ... More


On the optimal interpretation of yes and no in Dutch

Jet Hoek and Helen de Hoop

in Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Although the different ways in which yes and no can be used have received some attention in recent years, most literature is limited to English. This chapter examines the uses of ja ‘yes’ and nee ... More


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