AN ANALYSIS OF ‘Y’KNOW’ AS A DISCOURSE MARKER OF FRAME-SHIFTING AND UNSTATED MEANING Cover Image
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AN ANALYSIS OF ‘Y’KNOW’ AS A DISCOURSE MARKER OF FRAME-SHIFTING AND UNSTATED MEANING
AN ANALYSIS OF ‘Y’KNOW’ AS A DISCOURSE MARKER OF FRAME-SHIFTING AND UNSTATED MEANING

Author(s): Diana Ligia Tudor
Subject(s): Pragmatics, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: pragmatics; discourse marker; frame shifting; reception; shared knowledge; film script;

Summary/Abstract: Within linguistics, the domain of discourse markers is part of a more general study of discourse coherence. This paper argues that ‘y’know’ has a major role in information state, which progresses as participants’ knowledge about the world is distributed through talk. Moreover, these transitions in information state are negotiated and displayed through verbal interaction and through its pragmatic relevance. Thus, ‘y’know’ is used to create a situation in which a speaker knows that a hearer shares knowledge about a particular piece of information and it displays a speaker as an information provider who depends upon hearer reception of information. To illustrate this approach we have chosen ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ film script by Woody Allen.

  • Issue Year: 9/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 435-439
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English