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ERIC Number: ED379937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 16
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On the Role of Pragmatic Connectives in Hungarian Spoken Discourses.
Nemeth T., Eniko
A discussion of Hungarian spoken discourse focuses on the role of two pragmatic connectives, "hat" ("well, so (after all)") and "mert" ("because"). Introductory sections discuss the classification of utterance-types as a prerequisite to analyzing discourse and the utterance-type as defined by pragmatic functions. A third section discusses the examination of discourse coherence relations between utterance-tokens. Four elements of this analysis are defined: basic operation of the discourse segment (additive or causal); source of coherence; order of segments (basic or non-basic); and polarity with its positive or negative relations. The role of the two connectives in Hungarian in indicating relationships between the discourse segments is then described in terms of those four elements, and illustrated in specific utterances. Contains 17 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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