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Discourse Markers
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Discourse markers are a polysemous and multifunctional category of linguistic units used to structure discourse. The entry discusses theoretical approaches to discourse markers, as well as recent developments in literature on Slavic discourse markers.

Discourse markers are linguistic units used to structure discourse (Schiffrin 1988). This heterogeneous category escapes easy definitions and has been traditionally ignored or marginalized within linguistic research until fairly recently, when a series of new, theoretically innovat…

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Perelmutter, Renee, “Discourse Markers”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032096>
First published online: 2020



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