One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A word or phrase whose function is to organize discourse into segments, for example well or I mean.
- ‘This is less a direct question requesting information than a rhetorical discourse marker indicating that the speaker is about to make a proclamation about how things are going to be.’
- ‘Generally, less structure seems to be equated with more subjective, except in the domain of discourse markers, where the more one has the more subjective things get!’
- ‘Because implicit arguments satisfy a predicate's argument positions without introducing discourse markers into the Discourse Representation Structure of a sentence, they cannot serve as the antecedent of definite pronouns.’
- ‘It lacks the profanity and the colorful colloquialisms and even most of the informal discourse markers.’
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