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Discourse Marker: Modern Hebrew
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Discourse markers (DMs) constitute a grammatical category of utterances functioning in the realm of discourse and interaction.

When using language, i.e., ‘languaging’ (Becker 1988), we generally look through language at a world we believe to exist beyond language. However, we may also employ language for ‘metalanguaging’ (Maschler 1994), i.e., looking at the process of language use itself. This discourse-related need has brought about the emergence of the category of DMs, namely linguistic elements employed for …

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Maschler, Yael, “Discourse Marker: Modern Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000528>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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