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What is a discourse?

🇨🇿V češtině diskurz znamená diskuzi, promluvu nebo i písemné pojednání. Jedná se o celek přesahující větu.


🇬🇧 Discourse means ‘pieces of language longer than a sentence‘. There are some words and expressions which show how discourse is constructed. They help organize, connect and express an attitude.  Some are used in informal speech or writing, other are more common in a formal style. Therefore, they are one great way how to upgrade your writing. A DM usually comes at the beginning of a clause.


Sometimes across various literature, we can come across similar terms: linking devices or connectors.


Explore a list of discourse markers according to various functions:


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