LINGUIST List 14.687

Mon Mar 10 2003

Qs: Initial 'And', Language and Media

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  1. George Huttar, query: discourse-initial 'and'
  2. Denis Jamet,

Message 1: query: discourse-initial 'and'

Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 17:06:44 +0300
From: George Huttar <>
Subject: query: discourse-initial 'and'

Can anyone suggest bibliography treating discourse-initial use of
'and', whether in poetry or in ordinary conversation? It appears to
suggest a tie to something assumed to be knopwn by both speaker and
hearer. Does this come under echoic utterances, or
metarepresentation? Or...?

Thanks. I'll post a summary if replies warrant it.

George Huttar

Box 24686
00502 Karen
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Message 2:

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 14:54:52 +0100
From: Denis Jamet <>

Dear all,

One of my students is looking for references (especially in English
and French) on linguistics and newspaper information. She would like
to demonstrate how language is / can be used to convey a particular
piece of news, and how language is used to manipulate news and

Thank you for any references
I'll post a summary


Denis Jamet
Professor of English Linguistics, University Lyon 3, FRANCE

Denis Jamet Professeur Agr�g� d'anglais - Charg� de mission � la
Maison des Langues Universit� Jean Moulin - Lyon 3 Faculte des
Langues - D�partement d'anglais 6, cours Albert Thomas, 69008 Lyon,

"Les Ruets"
42370 Renaison

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