The Discourse Functions of and in the Australian Students’ Presentations

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

Corresponding Author
Copyright (c) 2017 Lingua Didaktika: Jurnal Bahasa dan Pembelajaran Bahasa


Full Text:    Language : en


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.


Discourse Function, Australian Students Presentation


Brown, G. 1977. Listening to Spoken English. London: Longman.

Fishman, P.M. 1978. “Interaction: The Work Women Do”, Social Problems, Vol. 25, No. 4, 397-406.

Fraser, B. 1990. “An Approach to Discourse Markers”, Journal of Pragmatics, Vol. 14, 383-395.

_______. 1999. “What are Discourse Markers?”, Journal of Pragmatics, Vol. 31, 931-952.

Haliday, M., and R. Hasan. 1976. Cohesion in English. London: Longman.

Kyratzis, A., and S. Ervin-Tripp. 1999. “The Development of Discourse Markers in Peer

Interaction”, Journal of Pragmatics, Vol. 31, 1321-1338.

Lakoff, R.1975. Language and Woman’s Place. New York: Harper Colophon.

Labov, W., and D. Fanshel. 1975. Therapeutic Discourse. New York: Academia Press.

Levinson, S.C. 1983. Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Risselada, R., and W. Spooren. 1998. “Introduction: Discourse Markers and Coherence Relations”, Journal of Pragmatics, Vol. 30, 131-1333.

Schorup. 1985. Common Discourse Particles in English Conversation: like, well, y’know. New York: Garland.

Schiffrin, D. 1987. Discourse Markers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stubbs, M. 1996. Text and Corpus Analysis. Oxford: Blackwell.

Zwicky, A. 1985. “Clitics and Particles”, Language, Vol. 61, 283-305.

Article Metrics

 Abstract Views : 346 times
 PDF Downloaded : 78 times


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2017 Lingua Didaktika: Jurnal Bahasa dan Pembelajaran Bahasa

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.