Pragmatic Markers in Oral Narrative

The case of English and Catalan

Montserrat González | Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
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This book presents the multifunctional nature of pragmatic discourse markers in English and Catalan oral narratives from the point of view of text linguistics and contrastive analysis. It is argued that English and Catalan markers are distributed and operate differently at four different levels in the varied discourse structures of the text, i.e. at the ideational, the rhetorical, the sequential, and the inferential levels. The results confirm the distinctions in functional-systemic levels, and indicate that the nature of the two languages has a direct influence on the presence and nature of markers in the texts. The study is built up on a corpus of English and Catalan elicited narratives of native speakers, adopting the sociolinguistic Labovian framework adapted to the situation of educated adults.

The study results in a better understanding of the contribution of pragmatic markers to the organization and the interpretation of oral texts, bringing insights from relevance and cognitive approaches to text structure, and moving from descriptive to theoretical levels of analysis and discussion.

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 122] 2004.  xvi, 410 pp.
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“The book makes it manifest that the study of discourse particles deserves a prominent role in the research agenda in linguistics. González's work should be of utmost interest to linguists, narratologists, intercultural anthropologists, and other experts in communication.”
“An excellent, well-documented example of a quantitative and qualitative study that combines detailed pragmatic analysis of discourse markers with a description of their role in everyday storytelling. Drawing on many earlier studies in several languages, this book offers a methodologically sophisticated comparative study of English and Catalan. Recommended for all those interested in pragmatics, narrative analysis, conversation analysis and discourse studies.”
“This book demonstrates the wide ranging relevance of pragmatic discourse markers for narrative, story telling, and discourse in general. Its methodological and theoretical contributions — as well as its rich and varied insights about Catalan markers — make it a valuable resource for a wide variety of linguists interested in how analyses of language use inform and enrich our understanding of language structure.”
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