The Discourse Functions of and in the Australian Students’ Presentations

Rusdi Rusdi(1),
(1) Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris FBSS Universitas Negeri Padang  Indonesia

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.24036/ld.v2i1.7359

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Abstract


And is generally known as a connector which relates parallel information or ideas. In the discourse contexts, and is used differently. This article presents the discourse functions of and as a discourse marker in the presentations made by Australian students in academic settings. It was identified that and has four different discourse functions: i) linking events within a discourse topic; ii) introducing a new topic; iii) signalling a summary; and iv) signalling a speaker’s retaking a turn.


Keywords


Discourse Function, Australian Students Presentation

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