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Discourse Markers
(2,021 words)

1. Introduction

Discourse markers (DMs henceforth) have been a popular topic in discourse and pragmatics research over the last couple of decades (Schiffrin 1987; Miracle 1991; Fraser 1999; Rǎn 2000; Feng 2008; Yīn 2012, to name but a few publications on the topic). A recent query in the Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA; October 5, 2015) database shows that DMs have been studied in Spanish, Engl…

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Jiajin XU, “Discourse Markers”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000133>
First published online: 2015

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