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Title: Discourse Markers Across Languages
Written By: Dirk Siepmann
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

This book offers a corpus-based comparative study of an almost entirely
unexplored set of multi-word lexical items serving pragmatic or
text-structuring functions. Part One provides a descriptive account of
multi-word discourse markers in written English, French and German,
focusing on discussion of interlingual equivalence. Part Two examines the
use of multi-word markers by non-native speakers of English and discusses
lexicographical and pedagogical implications.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415349494
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
Prices: U.S. $ 150.00