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Function of Discourse Particles : Pragmatics & Beyond New Series - Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen

Function of Discourse Particles

Pragmatics & Beyond New Series

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This monograph aims to contribute to linguistic knowledge about the distribution and function of discourse particles, particularly with respect to a small group of particles which are highly frequent in contemporary spoken standard French.
The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 (Theory) defines discourse particles as such, and gives a dynamic global approach to their description. Matters such as previous research on discourse particles, related categories of particles, instructional semantics, the difference between speech and writing, the delimitation of discourse units, competing approaches to discourse structure and to coherence, and methodology are discussed extensively.
Part 2 (Description) offers in-depth corpus-based analyses of six French discourse particles, namely bon, ben, eh bien, puis, donc, and alors, as used in non-elicted native-speaker interaction.
The book is of interest to linguists doing research in semantics, pragmatics and discourse studies.

Transcription conventions
Preface and acknowledgements
Introductionp. 3
Previous studiesp. 9
Particle researchp. 37
Discourse markersp. 65
Spoken vs written languagep. 91
Discourse unitsp. 113
Discourse structurep. 129
Cohesion and coherencep. 171
Data and methodologyp. 201
Bon and benp. 221
Eh bienp. 262
Puisp. 291
Donc and alorsp. 321
Conclusionp. 357
Notesp. 365
Referencesp. 385
Author indexp. 409
Subject indexp. 415
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ISBN: 9789027250667
ISBN-10: 9027250669
Series: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 429
Published: 4th February 2008
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.66