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Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse

Discourse Markers and Beyond

Descriptive and Critical Perspectives on Discourse-Pragmatic Devices across Genres and Languages

Authors: Furkó, Péter B.

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  • Promotes interdisciplinarity by offering a combination of descriptive and critical approaches to discourse markers
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  • Draws on both data-driven and data-based corpus linguistic analysis
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  • Presents a comparison of automated and manual annotation of oral discourse markers
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This book explores the use of discourse markers - lexical items where drawing a distinction between propositional and non-propositional, syntactically-semantically integrated and discourse-pragmatic uses is especially relevant. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, descriptive and critical (CDA) perspectives, and manual annotation and automatized analyses, the author argues that Discourse Markers (DMs) cannot be effectively studied in isolation, but must instead be contextualised with reference to other discourse-pragmatic devices and their language and genre backgrounds. This book will be of interest to students and academics working in the fields of DM research and critical discourse studies, and will also appeal to scholars working in areas such as genre studies, second language acquisition (SLA), literary analysis, contemporary cinematography, Tolkien scholarship, and Bible studies.

About the authors

Péter B. Furkó is Associate Professor in English Applied Linguistics and Vice Dean for Science and Research at the Department of English Linguistics at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Hungary.

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“This highly innovative book is an indispensable source for researchers engaged in the investigation of discourse markers in various languages and genres. Applying a new complex discourse and pragmatic perspective and methodology, which integrate automatized annotation methods of large datasets as well as fine-grained human qualitative analyses of individual examples, the present work is a highly recommended reading for experts, researchers, students of these fields and for anyone simply interested in the study of human communication.” (Enikő Németh T., University of Szeged, Hungary)

“This volume contains rigorous empirical study which focuses on technical aspects of discourse annotation, whilst also crossing over with critical approaches in Discourse Studies. The book is likely to become a standard reference in research on discourse markers and especially their relevance to Critical Discourse Analysis. Thorough in its analytical grasp and broad in its thematic scope, this book is a must-read for researchers of Discourse Studies, as well as discourse analysis, pragmatics and discourse marker research.” (Ildikó Vaskó, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Preliminary Issues: Category Membership, Methodology, Alternative Perspectives on Discourse Markers

    Pages 1-35

    Furkó, Péter B.

  • Discourse Markers in Natural Conversations, Scripted Conversations and Political Interviews: Core and Peripheral Uses

    Pages 39-63

    Furkó, Péter B.

  • Discourse Markers from a Critical Perspective: Some Theoretical Issues

    Pages 65-90

    Furkó, Péter B.

  • Discourse Markers from a Critical Perspective: A Case Study of Discourse Markers in Parliamentary Speeches

    Pages 91-116

    Furkó, Péter B.

  • The Use of Discourse Markers in Business English Textbooks: Issues in L2 Communicative Competence and Learners’ Input

    Pages 119-140

    Furkó, Péter B.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourse Markers and Beyond
Book Subtitle
Descriptive and Critical Perspectives on Discourse-Pragmatic Devices across Genres and Languages
Authors
Series Title
Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37763-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37763-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37762-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 285
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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