Guidelines for Research in Discourse Markers

laohong

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It seems that research in discourse markers is quite hot in this site. Here is a paper written by Bruce Fraser from Boston University. I think it will be of help to you guys who are interested in research in discourse markers.


Guidelines for Research in Discourse Markers

Bruce Fraser
Boston University
May 2005

The following constitutes some suggestions about how to research DMs. It is not the only way but it may help you get started.

...... download the full paper here:
http://www.corpus4u.org/upload/forum/2006031709465914.pdf
 

laohong

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Two more papers about the research in discourse markers:

Paper One:

Discourse Markers as Signals (or Not) of Rhetorical Relations

Maite Taboada
Department of Linguistics
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr.
Burnaby, B.C., V5A 1S6
Canada
Tel: 1-604-291-5585 C Fax: 1-604-291-5659
mtaboada@sfu.ca

Abstract:

Ever since the formulation of Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) by Mann and Thompson,
researchers have debated about what is the ‘right’ number of relations. One proposal is based on the discourse markers (connectives) signalling the presence of a particular relationship. In this paper, I discuss the adequacy of such a proposal, in the light of two different corpus studies: a study of conversations, and a study of newspaper articles. The two corpora were analyzed in terms of rhetorical relations, and later coded for external signals of those relations. The conclusion in both studies is that there are a high number of relations (between 60% and 70% of the total, on average) that are not signalled. A comparison between the two corpora suggests that genre-specific factors may affect which relations are signalled, and which are not.

Keywords:

rhetorical structure theory, discourse markers, conjunctions, connectives, discourse
signalling, coherence relations, conversation, newspaper text


Download the full paper here (To appear in Journal of Pragmatics, 2006) : http://forum.corpus4u.org/upload/forum/2006031709520464.pdf
 

laohong

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Two more papers about the research in discourse markers:

Paper Two:

Annotating Discourse Connectives And Their Arguments

Eleni Miltsakaki, Rashmi Prasad, Aravind Joshi, and Bonnie Webber
University of Pennsylvania
University of Edinburgh


Abstract:

This paper describes a new, large scale discourse-level annotation project C the Penn
Discourse TreeBank (PDTB). We present an approach to annotating a level of discourse
structure that is based on identifying discourse connectives and their arguments. The PDTB is being built directly on top of the Penn Tree-Bank and Propbank, thus supporting the extraction of useful syntactic and semantic features and providing a richer substrate for the development and evaluation of practical algorithms. We provide a detailed preliminary analysis of inter-annotator agreement C both the level of
agreement and the types of inter-annotator variation.


Download the full paper here : http://www.corpus4u.org/upload/forum/2006031709574327.pdf
 

清风出袖

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Thanks a lot, laohong!How do we cite the three papers esp. the first anfd the last one if we use them in our paper? Thanks a lot!
 

laohong

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Here is how to cite the three papers in your reference list:

Bruce, Fraser. 2005. Guidelines for Research in Discourse Markers. Retrieved on Mar 17, 2006, from http://people.bu.edu/bfraser/Guidelines for DM Research/Guidelines for Research in Discourse Markers.doc.

Taboada, Maite. 2006. Discourse Markers as Signals (or Not) of Rhetorical Relations. To appear in Journal of Pragmatics, 2006.

Miltsakaki, E., Prasad, R., Joshi, A. & Webber, B. 2004. Annotating discourse connectives and their arguments. In Proceedings of the NAACL/HLT Workshop on Frontiers in Corpus Annotation. Boston, MA.
 

laohong

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Prof Fraser's homepage has some very useful resources on research in Dicourse Markers. Many papers on dicourse markers are free to download. Here is the link to his web page:

RESEARCH ON DISCOURSE MARKERS

http://people.bu.edu/bfraser/

The links below will permit you to download DM papers and other DM information. The Guide should help you organize your work. The references are divided into three groups for your convenience. Below them I have placed papers that I have in electronic form according to some general categories. There is some overlap. If you acquire other papers, please send them to me for posting.

Note: The references are in the process of being edited and put into a consistent format so there are variations in their representations and there are typos.

GUIDE TO DOING DM RESEARCH
Guidelines for DM Research

REFERENCES
General References on DMs
CDM References
Specific English DMs and DP References

BASIC INTRODUCTORY PAPERS (They should be read in the order listed.)
Fraser - 1996 - Pragmatic Markers
Schourup - DM - A Tutorial
Fraser - 2005 - Towards a Theory of DMs
Mossegaard - 2005 - The Dynamic Poly. Appr.
Pons - 2005 - A Functional Appr. for DMs
Fischer - Introduction to ADP

THEORETICAL PAPERS

Pragmatically Oriented
Aimer - DP in the Perspec. of Heterg.
Anderson - PMs as Indicators of Cxt. Align.
Dieward - DP and Mp as Gr. El.
Fischer - A Semantic - Pragmatic Model of DPs
Fischer - The Functional Polysemy of DP
Fraser - 1996 - Pragmatic Makers
Fraser - 1997 - Commentary Pragmatic Markers
Fraser - 2005 - Towards a Theory of DMs
Gupta - Epistemic Modalities
Jayez - DMs and Unexpectedness
Lewis - DM in E - A Pragm. View
Mossegaard - 2005 - The Dynamic Polysemous Approach
Pons - 2005 - A Functional Appr. for DMs
Redeker - DMs as Attentional Cues
Rossari - Formal Properties of DMs
Roulet - DMs and Parenthesis
Schwenter - Sp. Connectives & Pragmatic Implicature

Relevance Theory Oriented
Blakemore - 2001 - Revisiting Procedural Meaning
Ler - A RT Approach to DP
Rouchota - DC - What do they link
Sperber & Wilson - RT Revisited

Discourse - Coherence Oriented
Roulet - Description of Text Relations
Sanders - 1997 - CI & Coh. Relations
Sanders - 2000 - Coh. Relations and Ling. Mkrs.
Schiffrin - DM Theory & and
Zeevat - Particles - Presupposition or Cxt Mkrs.
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Other Oriented
Fischer - DP, Turn-taking
Nemo - A Morp of Discourse Words
Travis - The Nat. Sem. Metalanguage of DMs
Weydt - What are particles good for
Zeemat - A Dynamic Approach to DP

PAPERS ACCORDINNG TO THE TYPE OF DM

CDM Papers
Bell - On the other hand
Blakemore - Indicators & Procedures - but
Blakemore - But revisited (GURT paper)
Fraser - 1997 - CDMs in English
Iten - Chapter 5 of her dissertation
Lewis - DMs of Concession
Nemo - The Case of but & mais
Norrick - DMs in Oral Narrative
Schwenter - DMs and the pa - sn Distinction
Umbach - A Focus Semantic Analysis of but
Umbach - Contrast & Contrastive Topic
Waring - Also as a DM
Weber - Instead

EDM Papers
Asher - Subordinating and Coordinating Discourse
Blakemore - The Pragmatics of Sentential Coor. with and
Carston - The Pragmatics of and conjunctions
Carston - Introduction to Coordination
Dimroth - Additive Particles
Fraser - EDMs in English
Roulet - DMs and Parenthesis
Verstraete - Two Types of Coordinating

IDM Papers
Iten - Because and Although
Fraser - Outline of English IDMs
Ward - On the Sem. & Prag. of 'Identifier so'
Cheng - Conditional Marker if

TDM Papers
Tenbrink - The Pragmatics of before & after

Other Specific DM or DP Papers
Actually - Final Version
Aimer - The Case of actually and in fact
Aimer - The DP well
Anderson - PMs as Indicators of Contextual Alignment
Brinton - I mean
Celle - now
Condon - Ok as a Mrkr. of Common Ground
Fleishman - DM like
Kroon - The Latin Particle iam
Rullman - Either as a Negative Polarity Item
Taglicht - Actually
Taglicht - It's not so simple

Reformulation Marker Papers
Blakcmore - On Reformulation
Cuenca - Contrasting the Form & Use of RF Markers
Cuena - Two Ways to Reformulate
deSaz & Fraser - 2003 - RF in English
deSaz & Pennock - DMs of RF and Grammaticalization
Fetzer - RF & Common Ground
Murillo - A Relevance Assessment of RF Mkrs.
Murillo - Errata to Murillo
Wang - Reduplication & Repetition

Sequencing of DM Papers
Boessenkool - Fixed Particle Order
Goethals - Consecutive Adverbials
Oates - Sequencing of DMs

Universality of DMs
Fraser - 2005 - On the Universality of DMs
 

ym

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Thanks

Thanks, Laohong. The papers are very much to my taste. Most of those authors work in C*L, and closely related to annotated English/Spanish corpora.

Probably you've already got some Chinese equivalents almost baked in the oven?
 

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以下是引用 jackzch2006-4-14 0:42:56 的发言:
Professor Hong is indeed generous!
严重过奖了!离 Professor in Linguistics 还远得很,不过可以努力做 Professor in Generosity。
 

刘语料

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以下是引用 laohong在2006-4-14 12:07:42 的发言:

严重过奖了!离 Professor in Linguistics 还远得很,不过可以努力做 Professor in Generosity。
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谢谢laohong的无私奉献。
 
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how can i download this paper:
Guidelines for Research in Discourse Markers

Bruce Fraser
Boston University
May 2005
 
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