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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Ruzaitė, Jūratė
Title: General extenders and discourse variation: a focus on Lithuanian
Is part of: International journal of corpus linguistics. Amsterdam : John Benjamins publishing company, 2018, Vol. 23, iss. 4
Extent: p. 469-495
Date: 2018
Note: E-issn 1569-9811
Keywords: Tekstynų lingvistika;Lietuvių kalba;Bendrieji plėtiniai;Netiksli kalba;General extenders;Vague language;Spoken Lithuanian;Discourse variation
Abstract: The present study accounts for the use of general extenders (GEs) in spoken and written registers. The repertoire and usage of GEs is analysed in Lithuanian by focusing on their distribution across different registers, their structural properties, and discourse-pragmatic functions. The study is based on a reference corpus of Lithuanian, which includes four subcorpora of written discourse and a subcorpus of spoken discourse. The findings indicate that there are some significant cross-generic differences in GE frequency, but most frequently GEs in Lithuanian are used in written academic discourse. With regard to the structural types of GEs, adjunctives are considerably more frequent than disjunctives. GE structure allows for a large degree of variation, and in spoken interaction GEs can include deictic elements. Concerning discourse-pragmatic functions, GEs are predominantly used to serve textual and interpersonal functions, which appear to be strongly related to the structural type of the GE and discourse settings
Affiliation(s): Užsienio kalbų, lit. ir vert. s. katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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