LINGUIST List 29.1599

Fri Apr 13 2018

Books: Discourse Markers and (Dis)fluency: Crible

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Date: 13-Apr-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <>
Subject: Discourse Markers and (Dis)fluency: Crible
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Title: Discourse Markers and (Dis)fluency
Subtitle: Forms and functions across languages and registers
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 286
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Ludivine Crible
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264305 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264305 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264305 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200464 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200464 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200464 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70

Spoken language is characterized by the occurrence of linguistic devices such as discourse markers (e.g. "so, well, you know, I mean") and other so-called “disfluent” phenomena, which reflect the temporal nature of the cognitive mechanisms underlying speech production and comprehension. The purpose of this book is to distinguish between strategic vs. symptomatic uses of these markers on the basis of their combination, function and distribution across several registers in English and French. Through deep quantitative and qualitative analyses of manually annotated features in the new "DisFrEn" corpus, this usage-based study provides (i) an exhaustive portrait of discourse markers in English and French and (ii) a scale of (dis)fluency against which different configurations of discourse markers can be diagnosed as rather fluent or disfluent. By bringing together discourse markers and (dis)fluency under one coherent framework, this book is a unique contribution to corpus-based pragmatics, discourse analysis and crosslinguistic fluency research.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
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MIT Press
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Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

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Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
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