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Discourse markers and world Englishes

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Leuckert, Sven ; Rüdiger, Sofia:
Discourse markers and world Englishes.
In: World Englishes. Vol. 40 (2021) Issue 4 . - pp. 482-487.
ISSN 0883-2919
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12535

Abstract in another language

In this introduction to the special issue Discourse markers and world Englishes, we briefly introduce our definition of discourse-pragmatic markers (by all means contentious items to define) and give a short overview of previous research on discourse markers in world Englishes. As the main bulk of previous research in this field has been based on material from Inner Circle Englishes, the aim of this collection of articles is twofold: (1) to provide insight into underresearched varieties of English; and (2) to investigate underresearched discourse-pragmatic items. Discourse markers are not only a powerful means to index social meaning and carry a wide range of functions, they are also indicative of ‘glocalisation’. As such, discourse-pragmatic items can provide important input to the modelling of world Englishes in general and the description of individual varieties specifically.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: No
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics > Chair English Linguistics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 420 English, Old English languages
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 08:41
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 08:41
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/67969