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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."

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Dissertation Information

Title: The Marker as in Present-day English: An utterer-centered approach Add Dissertation
Author: Laurence Flucha Update Dissertation
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Institution: University of Caen Basse-Normandie, Department of English
Completed in: 2001
Linguistic Subfield(s): Semantics;
Subject Language(s): English
Director(s): Claude Guimier
Eric Gilbert

Abstract: In an utterer-centered approach, a marker, whatever the variety and number of its uses, is considered to be the trace of a single and fundamental locating operation. In the case of the marker as, this operation is generally said to be an operation of identification. Starting from this point, this dissertation aims at providing a clear understanding of the various uses of the marker as a subordinator. The link expressed by as between two clauses can receive various interpretations: in terms of time, reason, manner, comment, concession... . What emerges from this work is that it shows that each interpretation corresponds to the underlining by as of one of the particular theoretical dimensions of the predicative relations it connects. These dimensions can be described as follows : a notional dimension, a temporal dimension, a qualitative differential dimension, relations between utterers and subjective origins of utterances. Others parameters such as the types of verbs, tenses, aspectual forms, modality, the order of the clauses, negation, and their influence on the final interpretation of the utterance, are also thoroughly gone into.