Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Fischer, K. 2012. Discourse Markers. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
Discourse markers, comprising items like yes, well, but, uh, oh, and uh-huh, are notoriously difficult to define, and the functional spectrum suggested for these items is huge, including functions as diverse as marking discourse boundaries, managing the turn-taking system, signaling speaker attitude, connecting text segments, and managing repair.
- discourse analysis;
- language and social interaction;