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Relevance and Linguistic Meaning The Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse Markers

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ISBN-10: 052160771X

ISBN-13: 9780521607711

Edition: 2004

Authors: Diane Blakemore, S. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan, B. Comrie, W. Dressler

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The importance of discourse markers (words like so, however, and well) lies in the theoretical questions they raise about the nature of discourse and the relationship between linguistic meaning and context. They are regarded as being central to semantics because they raise problems for standard theories of meaning, and to pragmatics because they seem to play a role in the way discourse is understood. In this new and important study, Diane Blakemore argues that attempts to analyse these expressions within standard semantic frameworks raise even more problems, while their analysis as expressions that link segments of discourse has led to an unproductive and confusing exercise in…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction
Meaning and truth
Non-truth conditional meaning
Relevance and meaning
Procedural meaning
Relevance and discourse
Conclusion