Discourse Markers of Causality in Maghrebi and Egyptian Dialects: A Socio-Pragmatic Perspective

  title={Discourse Markers of Causality in Maghrebi and Egyptian Dialects: A Socio-Pragmatic Perspective},
  author={Abdelaadim Bidaoui},
  journal={Open Linguistics},
Abstract Discourse markers in this paper are examined from a relevance theoretic perspective which highlights their contribution to the process of inference and are considered elements that encode procedural meaning. A total of 24 participants from three Arabic speaking countries: Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt took part in the study. The data used for the study was elicited through two tasks: informal multi-party conversation and structured interviews. The results show how the meaning of… 

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