Common Discourse Particles in English Conversation Hardback
Part of the RLE: Discourse Analysis series
First published in 1985, this book studies several common items in English conversation known variously as `discourse particles', `interjections', `discourse markers', and, more informally, `hesitations' or `fillers'.
While the analysis primarily focuses on `like', `well' and `you know', the larger concern is the entire set of items of which these are members and as such `I mean', `now', `oh', `hey', and `aha' are also examined.
These discourse particles are analysed at length and then a framework is proposed in which their use individually makes sense and allows revealing comparisons to be made between them.
This book will be of interest to students of linguistics
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 184 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/10/2016
- ISBN: 9781138224797
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