CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF DISCOURSE MARKERS EXPRESSING ADVERSATIVE RELATIONS IN ENGLISH, MACEDONIAN AND ALBANIAN LANGUAGE

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  • Edona Vinca State University of Tetova, Macedonia

Abstract

Discourse markers as linguistic  elements in most cases can be found in  spoken  interactions. However, they also have a key role in written texts. They are also called pragmatic markers, discourse  particles, discourse  operators etc. Most authors agree that  there are three types of discourse markers: contrastive: but, however, instead, etc., elaborative: and, furthermore, in addition, etc and inferential discourse markers:so, thus, as a result, etc.). The lack of research on the topic of discourse markers in Albanian and Macedonian language was the reason behind choosing adversative discourse markers as the subject to be analyzed. Hence, this paper deals with contrastive discourse markers by doing contrastive analysis of these types of  discourse markers through the example of the discourse marker on the  contrary, and its translation equivalents in Albanian and Macedonian language. During the research, sampled sentences gathered from written texts in three languages were analyzed through Fraser’s hypothesis on the two interpretations of the contrastive discourse marker and proved specific points on the adversative relations expressed by it in these three languages (English, Macedonian, and Albanian). 

Key words: discourse, marker, adversative, contrastive, on the contrary.

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Published

2019-01-27

How to Cite

Vinca, E. (2019). CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF DISCOURSE MARKERS EXPRESSING ADVERSATIVE RELATIONS IN ENGLISH, MACEDONIAN AND ALBANIAN LANGUAGE. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 7. Retrieved from https://anglisticum.org.mk/index.php/IJLLIS/article/view/1865

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Volume 7, Conference Proceedings, Special Issue, 2018