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On Pragmatic Functions of the English Discourse Marker "but"

@inproceedings{Ning2009OnPF,
  title={On Pragmatic Functions of the English Discourse Marker "but"},
  author={Liu Ning},
  year={2009}
}
  • Liu Ning
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • "But",as a discourse marker,is often used in verbal communication.It refers that the presupposition of the foregoing discourse are denied or departed from by the followed discourse.Under the perspective of relevance theory,discourse marker "but" generally have four pragmatic functions in different context: objection,contrast,strengthening and correction. 

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