The Discourse Marker ‘but’ in English and Standard Arabic: One Procedure and Different Implementations

  • MIRI HUSSEIN
  • Published 2008

Abstract

This paper investigates the different meanings encoded by the discourse markers but in English such as ‘denial of expectation’, ‘contrast’, ‘correction’ and ‘cancellation’ (Lakoff 1971, Blakemore 1987; 2002, Horn 1989, Bell 1998 and Iten 2005). The paper rejects the ambiguity account of but (Horn 1989, Abraham1979) which argues that but in English is an… (More)

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