The FDTB project consists of adding a discursive annotation layer on the FTB corpus that has already been annotated for the syntax and for which other annotations layers are being developed. The FDTB project is based on the PDTB project (discourse annotation of the English PTB corpus initially annotated for the syntax), although it differs from it somewhat: for instance, the first stage of the current project (called FDTB1) consisted in annotating all occurrences of speech connectors in the corpus independently of their frequency in the texts.