A Combinatory Dictionary of English Discourse Connectives, Based on Relevance Theory

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AuthorIsao Higashimori
TitleA Combinatory Dictionary of English Discourse Connectives, Based on Relevance Theory
AbstractIn this paper, I would like to propose a new dictionary based on Relevance Theory which is a good tool to account for the combination of English discourse connectives (henceforth DCs). First, I will show that all the existing combinatory/ordinary/CD-ROM dictionaries are insufficient for giving any explanation for the combination of DCs. Second, I will consider how the single DC so can be described in the relevance-theoretic framework. Finally, I want to suggest that a relevance-theoretic dictionary can provide explanations for the combination of DCs such as so therefore and, and so therefore.
SessionPART 2 - Lexical combinatorics
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@InProceedings{ELX96_1-027,
author = {Isao Higashimori},
title = {A Combinatory Dictionary of English Discourse Connectives, Based on Relevance Theory},
pages = {226-257},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},
}
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