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By J. C. Wells

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Title: Discourse Markers in Native and Non-native English Discourse
Written By: Simone Müller
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 138

While discourse markers have been examined in some detail, little is known
about their usage by non-native speakers. This book provides valuable
insights into the functions of four discourse markers (so, well, you know
and like) in native and non-native English discourse, adding to both
discourse marker literature and to studies in the pragmatics of learner
language. It presents a thorough analysis on the basis of a substantial
parallel corpus of spoken language. In this corpus, American students who
are native speakers of English and German non-native speakers of English
retell and discuss a silent movie. Each of the main chapters of the book is
dedicated to one discourse marker, giving a detailed analysis of the
functions this discourse marker fulfills in the corpus and a quantitative
comparison between the two speaker groups. The book also develops a
two-level model of discourse marker functions comprising a textual and an
interactional level.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements ix

List of tables xi

List of figures xiii–xv

Abbreviations xvii–xviii

1. Introdution 1–59

2. So 61–100

3. Well 101–146

4. You know 147–196

5. Like 197–239

6. Conclusion 241–252

Notes 253–254

References 255–269

Appendices 271–281

Indexes 283–290

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027253811
ISBN-13: 9789027253811
Pages: 290
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