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Causal markers across domains and genres of discourse

Rutu Mulkar-Mehta, Andrew S. Gordon, Jerry R. Hobbs, Eduard Hovy
2011 Proceedings of the sixth international conference on Knowledge capture - K-CAP '11  
In this study we evaluate the nature of causal markers -specifically causatives, between corpora in different domains and genres of discourse and measure the overlap of causal markers using two metrics  ...  This paper is a study of causation as it occurs in different domains and genres of discourse. There have been various initiatives to extract causality from discourse using causal markers.  ...  of causal terms across domains and genre.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1999676.1999716 dblp:conf/kcap/Mulkar-MehtaGHH11 fatcat:6v2rxafqivb6hetpsqdtv757ce

Inferential Discourse Markers in Discussion Section of Psychology Research Articles across English and Persian

Elham Kaveifard, Hamid Allami
2011 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
The findings may promise some implications for syllabus designers, material developers and language practitioners, as well. Index Terms-discourse markers, inferential discourse markers, genre analysis  ...  On the other hand, the major function of general causal relation proved as the common type of IDMs across all three groups of articles.  ...  Then, the next column in each table shows us the overall percentage of each feature on the whole 66 articles investigated across each domain.  ... 
doi:10.4304/tpls.1.12.1786-1791 fatcat:kb56xb7jx5bkhf4n2sy5xta534

What Can Discourse Markers Tell Us about Genres and Vice Versa? A Corpus-Driven Study of French Belgian Sign Language (LSFB)

Sílvia Gabarró-López
2019 Lidil  
Domains Functions What Can Discourse Markers Tell Us about Genres and Vice Versa? A Corpus-Driv...  ...  Distribution of the three discourse markers across genres 24 List buoys, PALM-UP and SAME are found in the four genres with different distributions, as shown in Figure 4 .  ...  We present a functional description of the three discourse markers and their distribution across genres.  ... 
doi:10.4000/lidil.6768 fatcat:7s4cqzkmdfd27dgjupqeop5fry

Page 1099 of Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA Vol. 28, Issue 3 [page]

1994 Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA  
Arguments are presented for the primacy of causality in certain linguistic & dis- course domains.  ...  Grant- ing causality the status of a basic reasoning principle provides a nonarbi- trary account for the linguistic & nonlinguistic manifestations, for the convergence of readings involving causality across  ... 

Beyond narrative: Is there an implicit structure to the way in which adults organise their discourse?

Anne Whitworth, Mary Claessen, Suze Leitão, Janet Webster
2015 Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics  
A discourse protocol and analytic procedure using SALT was developed that profiled the macrostructure of the different genres, exploring coherence and cohesion within and across genre in a systematic manner  ...  This study aimed to characterise the discourse of 30 healthy adult speakers across three age groups (20-39, 40-59, 60+ years) and four discourse genre (recount, procedural, exposition and narrative), drawing  ...  End Markers were, again, not used consistently across genre.  ... 
doi:10.3109/02699206.2015.1020450 pmid:25774761 fatcat:jgqsvnrfbbbm5ii7muskyfxiee

Discourse Complements Lexical Semantics for Non-factoid Answer Reranking

Peter Jansen, Mihai Surdeanu, Peter Clark
2014 Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)  
We evaluate the proposed model on two corpora from different genres and domains: one from Yahoo! Answers and one from the biology domain, and two types of non-factoid questions: manner and reason.  ...  around discourse markers, and a deep one based on Rhetorical Structure Theory.  ...  We would also like to thank the three anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.3115/v1/p14-1092 dblp:conf/acl/JansenSC14 fatcat:bay7nsb3yzaophcdbfy36p5dyi

Historical and comparative perspectives on subjectification: A corpus-based analysis of Dutch and French causal connectives

Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Liesbeth Degand, Benjamin Fagard, Liesbeth Mortier
2011 Linguistics  
We present the results of ongoing and previous corpus-based analyses of the diachronic development of Dutch want and omdat, and French car and parce que, all four causal connectives roughly meaning 'because  ...  In this article, we focus on the diachronic development of causal connectives and investigate whether subjectification occurs.  ...  data in the area of discourse markers).  ... 
doi:10.1515/ling.2011.014 fatcat:o5ir56jkxjabtkxs6ng6t4qmta

Mapping Different Rhetorical Relation Annotations: A Proposal

Farah Benamara, Maite Taboada
2015 Proceedings of the Fourth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics  
We believe that differences across approaches are minimal, and a unified set of relations that works across languages is possible.  ...  We propose a mapping between existing annotations and show that our taxonomy is robust across theories, and can be applied to multiple languages.  ...  This work is conjointly supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the ERC grant 269427 (STAC).  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/s15-1016 dblp:conf/starsem/BenamaraT15 fatcat:helr33u3djdk5ebp6exjfljpva

When the Meaning of Same Is Not Restricted to Likeness: A Preliminary Study from the Perspective of Discourse Relational Devices in Two Sign Languages

Sílvia Gabarró-López
2019 Discours  
Three aspects of same are examined including its distribution across genres, its functional description and its position in discourse.  ...  The results show a different distribution of same across genres in each sign language and several possible positions.  ...  of positions), Section 4 contains the results (distribution of same across genres, its functional description and position in discourse in the two SLs) and Section 5 is devoted to the summary and the conclusions  ... 
doi:10.4000/discours.10053 fatcat:ut2lhvgzpbh3rf6iiexk42diiy

Reformulating Discourse Connectives for Non-Expert Readers

Advaith Siddharthan, Napoleon Katsos
2010 North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics  
In this paper we report a behavioural experiment documenting that different lexicosyntactic formulations of the discourse relation of causation are deemed more or less acceptable by different categories  ...  of readers.  ...  We would also like to thank Donia Scott, Simone Teufel and Ann Copestake for many discussions that influenced the scope of this work, and John Williams and Theodora Alexopoulou for their suggestions on  ... 
dblp:conf/naacl/SiddharthanK10 fatcat:w44ozq5qgzh6ffphmozleuwv4q

Weak and Strong Discourse Markers in Speech, Chat, and Writing: Do Signals Compensate for Ambiguity in Explicit Relations?

Ludivine Crible
2020 Discourse Processes  
The presence of discourse signals is expected to vary with the ambiguity of the discourse marker and with the genre.  ...  The present study sets out to analyze the combination of discourse markers (such as but or moreover) with other discourse signals (such as semantic relations or punctuation marks) across three genres (  ...  In the following sections, results on the functions and compensation of DMs will be discussed and compared across genres and across degrees of DM strength.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0163853x.2020.1786778 fatcat:hnukivs6enevjlhofp3eanv2re

Domains and Functions: A Two-Dimensional Account of Discourse Markers

Ludivine Crible, Liesbeth Degand
2019 Discours  
disambiguation of discourse markers.  ...  Discourse markers and their functions have been modeled through a large number of very diverse frameworks.  ...  We can see that, with our model, Ludivine Crible, Liesbeth Degand Domains and Functions: A Two-Dimensional Account of Discourse Markers 17 45 Table 1 - 1 Distribution of domains in the sample Absolute  ... 
doi:10.4000/discours.9997 fatcat:s5dgeutjmzcnpecgswfyoabuom

Signaling of Causal Relations in Spanish: Variety, Functionality, and Specificity

Romualdo Ibáñez, Fernando Moncada, Benjamín Cárcamo, Valentina Marín
2020 Dialogue and Discourse  
These devices were grouped into two main classes: Discourse Markers and Cue Phrases.  ...  Third, to determine whether there exists a relationship of specificity between markers and particular types of causal relations.  ...  The second author was funded by postdoctoral grant FONDECYT 3180779 from the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT).  ... 
doi:10.5087/dad.2020.102 fatcat:k43eaxtxxbeabbdkz4x2joep2a

The Use of Perspective Markers and Connectives in Expressing Subjectivity: Evidence from Collocational Analyses

Yipu Wei, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Ted J.M. Sanders
2020 Dialogue and Discourse  
The paper also pays attention to similarities and differences in collocation patterns across contexts and genres.  ...  in a discourse segment should be related the degree of subjectivity encoded by the connective.  ...  Acknowledgements The first author's work was funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (grant number 2013077220042, 2013) and the Starting Grant of Peking University (No. 7101502221). We thank dr.  ... 
doi:10.5087/dad.2020.103 fatcat:ufdhvzuzrbazvn4wsldrqpvbmu

Subjectivity (Re)visited: A Corpus Study of English Forward Causal Connectives in Different Domains of Spoken and Written Language

Marta Andersson, Rolf Sundberg
2021 Discourse Processes  
Through a structured examination of four English causal discourse connectives, our article tackles a gap in the existing research, which focuses mainly on written language production, and entirely lacks  ...  basic conceptual distinction between objective and subjective causal event types.  ...  as the most probable marker of English forward causality overall.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0163853x.2020.1847581 fatcat:yq77agxvqfgwxbe2bw4j243txa
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