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By Montserrat González

This booklet provides the multifunctional nature of pragmatic discourse markers in English and Catalan oral narratives from the perspective of textual content linguistics and contrastive research. it's argued that English and Catalan markers are disbursed and function another way at 4 diversified degrees within the assorted discourse constructions of the textual content, i.e. on the ideational, the rhetorical, the sequential, and the inferential degrees. the consequences verify the differences in functional-systemic degrees, and point out that the character of the 2 languages has an instantaneous impression at the presence and nature of markers within the texts. The examine is equipped up on a corpus of English and Catalan elicited narratives of local audio system, adopting the sociolinguistic Labovian framework tailored to the placement of proficient adults.
The learn leads to a greater realizing of the contribution of pragmatic markers to the association and the translation of oral texts, bringing insights from relevance and cognitive ways to textual content constitution, and relocating from descriptive to theoretical degrees of study and dialogue.

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