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Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0378-4169
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9927
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Abstract

The article investigates the multi-functional status of the French connective donc (‘so’) showing on the basis of a corpus analysis that the connective may be used to structure the discourse at different levels. The study distinguishes four main functions for donc: consequential, recapitulating, reformulating, and discursive. In the discourse situation, donc may acquire properly discursive functions reaching beyond its primary consequential function. This functional evolution partially parallels a loss of the specific semantico-syntactic features of consequential donc.
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2009-01-01
2019-10-16
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): causality , corpus analysis , discourse marker , spoken French and subordination
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