Search for dissertations about: "Discourse Markers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 20 swedish dissertations containing the words Discourse Markers.

  1. 1. Discourse markers in French Belgian Sign Language (LSFB) and Catalan Sign Language (LSC): BUOYS, PALM-UP and SAME : Variation, functions and position in discourse

    Author : Sílvia Gabarró-López; Laurence Meurant; Gemma Barberà; Belgium Université de Namur; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Discourse markers; genres; segmentation of signed discourse; Sign Language; teckenspråk;

    Abstract : This dissertation aims to contribute to the field of discourse analysis by focusing on three discourse marker candidates, namely buoys, PALM-UP and the sign SAME, in French Belgian Sign Language (LSFB) and Catalan Sign Language (LSC). The first issue in the study of discourse markers is their identification, which has been based on three criteria: to be syntactically optional, to be non-truth-conditional and to constrain the inferential mechanisms of interpretation processes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Discourse Connectives in Arabic Lecturing Monologue

    Author : Heléne Kammensjö; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Arabic linguistics; discourse connectives; discourse markers; lecturing monologue;

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  3. 3. Discourse enclitics in Tena Kichwa : a corpus-based account of information structure and epistemic meaning

    Author : Karolina Zofia Grzech; Irina Nikolaeva; UK University of London Department of Linguistics School of Oriental and African Studies; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Quechua; Kichwa; Evidentiality; Discourse Markers; Information Structure; Linguistics; lingvistik;

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  4. 4. "Another thing" : Discourse-organising nouns in advanced learner English

    Author : Marie Tåqvist; Solveig Granath; Hilde Hasselgård; Susan Hunston; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; discourse-organising nouns; lexical cohesion; register; academic writing; L2 learners; systemic-functional linguistics; learner corpus research; Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis; ICLE; LOCNESS; ICE; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study examines the use of discourse-organising nouns (DONs), such as fact, issue, and problem, in Swedish advanced students’ academic writing in second language (L2) English, and in what ways texts produced by the L2 students resemble or differ from those produced by advanced native-speaker (L1) students and from expert writing in this respect. The study uses corpus linguistic methodology and is set within the frameworks of Halliday’s systemic-functional linguistics and Granger’s Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis. READ MORE

  5. 5. But What Do They Mean? : Modelling Contrast Between Speakers in Dialogue Signalled by “But”

    Author : Kavita Elisheba Thomas; Colin Matheson; Keith Stenning; Johanna Moore; Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova; University of Edinburgh; []

    Abstract : Understanding what is being communicated in a dialogue involves determining how it is coherent, that is, how the successive turns in the dialogue are related, what the speakers’ intentions, goals, beliefs, and expectations are and how they relate to each other’s responses. This thesis aims to address how turns in dialogue are related when one speaker indicates contrast with something in the preceding discourse signalled by “but”. READ MORE