Pham Ngoc Diem


With the emergence of globalization, language is a medium of communication in human daily activities and plays a vital role across cultures and becomes a popular subject in various linguistic ventures. Hence, looking into the functions of discourse markers in spoken and written text or thought which becomes an interesting research topic for discourse analysts (Blakemore, 1992; Schiffrin, 1999), is a relevant and productive academic attempt. In this paper, the researcher explores three main theoretical frameworks for studying discourse markers: coherence theory, relevance theory and adaptation theory.


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