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Relevance and linguistic meaning: the semantics and pragmatics of discourse markers

Blakemore, D 2002, Relevance and linguistic meaning: the semantics and pragmatics of discourse markers , Cambridge studies in linguistics, 99 , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

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Abstract

The importance of discourse markers (words like "so," "however," and "well") lies in the theoretical questions they raise about the nature of discourse and the relationship between linguistic meaning and context. Diane Blakemore asserts that the exercise in classification that has dominated discourse marker research should be replaced by the investigation of the way in which linguistic expressions contribute to the inferential processes involved in utterance understanding.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discourse markers, semantics, relevance, pragmatics
Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PE English
Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Cambridge studies in linguistics
ISBN: 9780521607711
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2009 16:00
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1339

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