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Title: Discourse markers and the PA-SN distinction
Author: Scott A Schwenter
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Homepage: http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/schwenter1
Institution: Ohio State University
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Subject Language: German
Spanish
Abstract: Many languages have two types of adversative sentence conjunctions (e.g. Spanish, German). These are normally referred to as PA and SN conjunctions. However, while PA conjunctions can be used as discourse markers (DMs) in dialogal discourse, SN conjunctions such as those found in Spanish and German cannot be used in dialogues. Thus the PA-SN distinction does not extend fully to the dialogal realm. Using data from another Spanish DM, I argue that the PA-SN distinction can be extended beyond the monologal realm of sentence conjunction to the realm of adversative discourse markers employed in dialogal discourse. The findings have implications for the question of functional equivalence across different types of discourse.

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This article appears IN Journal of Linguistics Vol. 38, Issue 1.

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