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Discourse markers

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Discourse markers

  1. 1. Discourse Markers
  2. 2. “Discourse markers are referred to more commonly as 'linking words' and 'linking phrases', or 'sentence connectors'. They may be described as the 'glue' that binds together a piece of writing, making the different parts of the text 'stick together'. Taken from: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk
  3. 3. Sample 1 Knowing a second language makes a big difference. If you know a second language you will have more job opportunities. Additionally, you can have access to more information given that you will be able to consult different resources.
  4. 4. Sample 2 Football is the most popular sport these days since it is played all over the world. However, there are several countries where it is not so famous, like India.
  5. 5. Adding Something Moreover In addition Additionally Further Further to this Also Besides What is more Initial Position
  6. 6. Making a Contrast However On the other hand In contrast Yet Initial Position
  7. 7. Giving Reasons Because Since As Insofar as. Initial Position
  8. 8. Showing Results Therefore Consequently In consequence As a result Accordingly Hence Thus For this reason Because of this. Initial Position
  9. 9. Expressing Conditions If In the event of As long as... So long as... Provided that... Assuming that... Given that.... Initial Position
  10. 10. Reinforce Ideas On the contrary As a matter of fact In fact Indeed Initial Position
  11. 11. Discourse Markers Adding Something Making Constrast Giving Reasons Showing Results Expressing Conditions Reinforce Ideas Moreover However Because Therefore If In addition On the other Since Consequentl In the event On the contrary... Additionally hand... As y of As a matter of fact... Further In contrast... Insofar as As a result As long as In fact Further to Yet Accordingly So long as Indeed this Hence Provided Also Thus that Besides Because of Assuming What is this that more For this Given that reason

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