By Ursula Lutzky
This quantity offers new insights into the character of the Early smooth English discourse markers marry, well and why throughout the research of 3 corpora (A Corpus of English Dialogues, 1560-1760, the Parsed Corpus of Early English Correspondence, and the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early sleek English). by way of combining either quantitative and qualitative techniques within the examine of pragmatic markers, leading edge findings are reached approximately their distribution during the interval 1500-1760, their attestation in numerous speech-related textual content varieties in addition to similarities and adjustments of their services. also, this paintings engages in a sociopragmatic research, in response to the sociopragmatically annotated Drama Corpus of virtually 1 / 4 of 1000000 phrases, to reinforce our knowing approximately their use via characters of alternative social prestige and gender. This quantity as a result constitutes a vital piece of the puzzle in our try to achieve a whole photograph of discourse marker use.