The Pragmatic Functions and the Translatability of "Ťayib" in Jordanian Spoken Arabic

2013 US-China Foreign Language  
Discourse markers are functional and meaningful in discourse, as they orient the interlocutors to comprehend the meaning communicated in discourse as a whole. This study aims at studying the pragmatic functions of the Arabic term Tayyib and its cognate Tabb and its translatability in JSA (Jordanian Spoken Arabic). The data analyzed consisted of 18-videotaped dyadic conversations, each conversation lasted for 30 minutes. Discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and relevance theory were
more » ... theory were employed as a theoretical framework for this study. The study concludes that the discourse marker tayyib and its cognate tabb are functional, and convey ten pragmatic functions in JSA.
doi:10.17265/1539-8080/2013.03.004 fatcat:dkqcyy3nnnbr3hupo4k6yupy6u