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Discourse Markers

An Enunciative Approach

Authors: Ranger, Graham

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  • Provides a theory that explains the various occurrences of discourse markers in a unified way
  • Takes into account the flexibility of language
  • Offers an invaluable translation and adaptation of French terminology
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In our everyday speech we represent events and situations, but we also provide commentary on these representations, situating ourselves and others relative to what we have to say and situating what we say in larger contexts. The present volume examines this activity of discourse marking from an enunciative perspective, providing the first English-language study of the highly influential Theory of Enunciative and Predicative Operations. This semantic/pragmatic theory is popular among academics who specialize in linguistics, discourse analysis, translation studies and didactics in France, but has not yet been widely adopted elsewhere. The tools of this theory are applied to a variety of specific discourse markers in contemporary English and semantic hypotheses are tested using the data-based approach of corpus linguistics. This book therefore provides an English-speaking readership with the keys to understand the theory underlying the author’s analysis of a selection of markers (‘anyway’, ‘indeed’, ‘in fact’, ‘yet’, ‘still’, ‘like’ and 'I think'). This book will provide a valuable resource for students and researchers in linguistics with an interest in discourse markers, natural language argumentation, formal semantics, the interfaces between syntax, semantics and pragmatics, linguistic theorisation and French – or “poststructural” – models of discourse analysis.


About the authors

Graham Ranger is Professor of English Linguistics at the Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, France.

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“This work is valuable for anyone who is working with discourse markers as it offers a complex new perspective combining syntactic, pragmatic and semantic elements based on the TEPO. … The main value of this book lies in its combination of theory and practice. … Both enunciative linguists and corpus linguists could benefit from this work, opening up new perspectives for future research.” (Caroline Collet, Corpus Pragmatics, Vol. 3, 2019)


“Clearly structured and well written, Ranger’s book makes the French linguist Culioli’s approach accessible to a large anglophone audience and provides an insightful, consistent and refreshing analysis of a heterogeneous set of English discourse markers – a must-read for everyone interested in the theoretical foundation of, and principled approach to, meaning descriptions of discourse markers and their multifunctional and polycategorical nature.” (Kerstin Fischer, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

“This book is an extremely valuable contribution to the study of discourse markers from an enunciative perspective. It begins at the beginning, with a thorough, yet accessible, introduction to the Theory of Enunciative and Predicative Operations. It then proceeds through a comprehensive review of previous works to a corpus-based study of discourse markers in English. I highly recommend this book for any student or advanced researcher looking for a solid, consistent theoretical model to capture the inherent variability of discourse markers.” (Guillaume Desagulier, Université Paris Nanterre, France)

“This book will most certainly create a greater awareness  and appreciation of Culioli’s Theory of Enunciative and Predicative Operations as a framework for modeling natural language activity.  The advantages of the method are illustrated by the insightful analysis of the discourse markers anyway, in fact and indeed and I think.” (Karin Aijmer, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourse Markers
Book Subtitle
An Enunciative Approach
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70905-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70905-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70904-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89008-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 314
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
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