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dc.contributor.advisor Stevens, Paul Elshimi, Amani 2017-09-30T08:38:43Z 2017-09-30T22:00:37Z Fall 2017 en_US 2017-09-30
dc.description.abstract This is a study in conversation analysis focusing on the analysis of the discourse marker /jacni/ in Egyptian Arabic. Markers are defined as discourse deictic expressions that link together, and signal boundaries between, discourse structures. They operate on all three levels of discourse proposed by Halliday (1970) - textual, ideational and interpersonal. Using direct observation techniques, the distribution, form and function of the marker /jacni/ were examined in the language of educated Egyptian subjects on radio and television interviews. Two variables were taken into account - speaker gender and topic type. Using syntactic position and phonological form as guidelines for interpretation, seven categories of functions were identified for /jacni/ in a 20,000 word corpus. Using a two-tailed 'z-test', function frequencies across counterparts of each independent variable proved statistically significant. The findings were interpreted within the framework of 'deixis' and 'Interpersonal Rhetoric' (Leech, 1983). en_US
dc.format.extent 49 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Discourse Markers en_US
dc.subject deixis en_US
dc.subject conversation analysis en_US
dc.subject Egyptian Arabic en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Discourse markers: Functions of /jacni/ in educated Egyptian Arabic en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Teaching English as a Foreign Language en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. English Language Institute en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Saad, Gamal
dc.contributor.committeeMember Farghaly, Ali

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