By Ursula Lutzky
This quantity presents new insights into the character of the Early glossy English discourse markers marry, well and why in the course of the research of 3 corpora (A Corpus of English Dialogues, 1560-1760, the Parsed Corpus of Early English Correspondence, and the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early smooth English). through combining either quantitative and qualitative methods within the learn of pragmatic markers, leading edge findings are reached approximately their distribution in the course of the interval 1500-1760, their attestation in several speech-related textual content varieties in addition to similarities and transformations of their features. also, this paintings engages in a sociopragmatic learn, in line with the sociopragmatically annotated Drama Corpus of virtually 1 / 4 of one million phrases, to reinforce our figuring out approximately their use by way of characters of other social prestige and gender. This quantity for this reason constitutes a necessary piece of the puzzle in our try to achieve an entire photograph of discourse marker use.This publication received the 2014 ESSE e-book award in English Language and Linguistics
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