Meaning and function of discourse signals by Catharina Kern

Meaning and function of discourse signals

byCatharina Kern

Kobo ebook | March 26, 2007

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Essay from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: keine, University of Bayreuth, course: Written and Spoken English, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This essay will deal with discourse signals, with special focus on their function and meaning. It is important to understand that in the term 'discourse signals' two other terms are included: 'interaction signals' and 'discourse markers', which are explained later on in the text. Discourse signals as such, as the name already says, signal the structure of the discourse. They are usually used in order to make the interlocutor see one's current relationship and attitude towards the state of the discourse. The signal therefore helps the listener expecting a certain utterance intention of the speaker. Hence the former can somehow foresee the intention of the latter. The following text will go into detail concerning function and meaning of discourse signals.

Title:Meaning and function of discourse signalsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 26, 2007Publisher:GRIN PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3638626687

ISBN - 13:9783638626682