The Study of the Use of the Discursive Marker Para Empezar: Identification of its Values

  • María Pilar Sanchis Cerdán University of Trieste
Keywords: Pragmatics, Discourse Marker, Para Empezar, Intensification, Structuring Discourse Marker

Abstract

In this work we intend to analyse, mainly from a pragmatic approach, real examples obtained from the Corpus del español in order to determine with scientific value the features which characterize in context the discourse marker para empezar. Our intention is to identify if there is a frequent use of this marker as a structurer of the elements in enunciation, or if it is, on the contrary, a marker used mostly as a modal particle that expresses the attitude of the speaker. If so, we also seek to recognize which are its specific uses.

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Published
2019-01-18
How to Cite
Sanchis Cerdán, M. (2019). The Study of the Use of the Discursive Marker Para Empezar: Identification of its Values. Verba Hispanica, 26(1), 129-149. https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.26.1.129-149
Section
Linguistics