AbstractThe aim of this paper is to investigate what we have called marginal uses of discourse markers and their effect on reading comprehension in Spanish as a foreign language. After an analysis and definition of these unorthodox uses of discourse markers, we offer a preliminary classification of them. Finally we design and carry out an empirical study aimed at analyzing the effect of marginal uses of discourse markers on the reading comprehension of texts in Spanish as a foreign language. The results obtained indicate that readers of Spanish as a foreign language show difficulties in understanding texts with marginal uses of discourse markers. On the other hand, the orthodox use of discourse markers seems to facilitate the adequate understanding of the text
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