Discourse MarkersDiscourse Markers

Discourse Markers

Paperback | February 26, 1988

Pricing and Purchase Info

$115.39 online 
$132.95 list price save 13%
Earn 577 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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 and call for the rigorous analysis this study provides. Schiffrin's approach is interdisciplinary, within linguistics and sociology, and demonstrates that markers and the conversations in which they function can only be properly understood as an integration of structural, semantic, pragmatic, and social factors. The core of this book is a comparative analysis of markers within conversational discourse collected by Dr. Schiffrin during sociolinguistic fieldwork. The study raises a wide range of theoretical and methodological issues, and the insights it offers will be of great value to readers confronting the very substantial problem presented by the search for an adequate model of discourse.
Title:Discourse MarkersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:360 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inPublished:February 26, 1988Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521357187

ISBN - 13:9780521357180

Reviews

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Intonation and transcription conventions; 1. Background: what is discourse?; 2. Prelude to analysis: definitions and data; 3. Questions: why analyze discourse markers?; 4. Oh: marker of information management; 5. Well: marker of response; 6. Discourse connectives: and, but, or; 7. So and because: markers of cause and result; 8. Temporal adverbs: now and then; 9. Information and participation: y'know and I mean; 10. Discourse markers: contextual coordinates of talk; Notes; References; Author index; Subject index.

From Our Editors

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.