Derivations from totally ordered semigroup algebras into their duals For a well-behaved measure $\mu$, on a locally compact totally ordered set $X$, with continuous part $\mu_c$, we make $L^p(X,\mu_c)$ into a commutative Banach bimodule over the totally ordered semigroup algebra $L^p(X,\mu)$, in such a way that the natural surjection from the algebra to the module is a bounded derivation. This gives rise to bounded derivations from $L^p(X,\mu)$ into its dual module and in particular shows that if $\mu_c$ is not identically zero then $L^p(X,\mu)$ is not weakly amenable. We show that all bounded derivations from $L^1(X,\mu)$ into its dual module arise in this way and also describe all bounded derivations from $L^p(X,\mu)$ into its dual for \$1 Categories:43A20, 46M20