ERIC Number: ED198732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
On Some Conjuncts Signalling Dissonance in Written Expository English.
Autonomous Metropolitan Univ., Mexico City (Mexico).
Traditional studies of contrastive connectives (for example "yet,""in contrast,""however,""nevertheless," and "on the other hand") emphasized the logical relationship expressed by these connectives as they connect two sections of text. In harmony with this approach, constrastive connectives are often presented to students of English as a second language as expressing similar logical relationships between one sentence and another in simple sequences of two sentences. In this paper, the differing conditions are characterized which determine the appropriateness of a number of connectives marking a particular kind of contrast called "dissonance." Some ways are suggested in which these connectives cannot be understood without taking into consideration the discourse contexts in which they appear. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Autonomous Metropolitan Univ., Mexico City (Mexico).