English Discourse Particles: Evidence from a corpus (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)

English Discourse Particles: Evidence from a corpus (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)

Karin Aijmer


There are few points of language that are extra challenging than its discourse debris. the current learn of discourse debris attracts upon info from the London-Lund Corpus to teach how the equipment and instruments of corpora can sharpen their description. the 1st a part of the ebook offers an image of the cutting-edge in discourse particle stories and introduces the speculation and method for the research within the moment a part of the ebook. Discourse debris are analysed as parts that have been grammaticalised and accordingly have sure homes and makes use of. the significance of linguistic and contextual cues comparable to textual content variety, place within the discourse, prosody and collocation for analysing discourse debris is illustrated.
The following chapters take care of particular discourse debris (now, oh, simply, kind of, and that kind of factor, actually) at the foundation in their empirical research within the London-Lund Corpus. Examples and prolonged extracts from many various textual content varieties are supplied to demonstrate what discourse debris are doing in discourse.

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