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Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages
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Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli


This volume investigates the role of some functional units—discourse and pragmatic markers—complementing theoretical chapters with case studies. These markers are used by speakers to index discourse organization (discourse markers, DM), the relationship with the interlocutor, and the speaker’s stance (pragmatic markers, PM). The book offers a wide spectrum of approaches to identifying different classes of DM and PM, thanks to the contribution of scholars who have researched the relationship between synchronic properties of functional markers and their patterns of development, moving from their ... More

Keywords: discourse marker, pragmatic marker, Romance language, pragmaticalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681600
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chiara Ghezzi, editor
Researcher, University of Bergamo

Piera Molinelli, editor
Professor of General Linguistics, University of Bergamo

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