The objective of this study is to analyse the meaning and use of the discourse marker a ver (Catalan, a veure) in the conversational context specifically derived from teacher-student interaction. Our hypothesis is that - as recent research has suggested - the discourse markers used in specific, socially identified interactions (such as therapy sessions, visits to the doctor's office, TV sports broadcasts, school interactions, etc.) present functions which, to a certain extent, differ from those described in the literature. The analysis presented here is based on the contributions of discourse analysis in relation, on the one hand, to the idea of the social context as a determining element in the interpretative process and, on the other hand, to the focus on discourse organization beyond the sentence level. Both sides of the question provide relevant material for the description of verbal interactions. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Journal of Pragmatics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2001|
- Conversational analysis
- Discourse markers
- School interaction