Anne Ellerup Nielsen

The argumentative impact of causal relations

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The semantic relations between and within utterances are marked by the use of connectors and adverbials. One type of semantic relations is causal relations expressed by causal markers such as because, therefore, so, for, etc. Some of these markers cover different types of causal relations such as causality, explanation and justification. In certain types of discourse, causal relations also imply an intentional element. This paper describes the way in which the semantic and pragmatic functions of causal markers can be accounted for in terms of linguistic and rhetorical theories of argumentation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-428
Number of pages100
Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Research areas

  • Causality, Semantic, Argumentation, Rethorics, Textlinguistics, HHÅ forskning

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