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Interactive Discourse Markers in Spoken English

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Original title:Interactive Discourse Markers in Spoken English
Author:Renata Povolná
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Citation:POVOLNÁ, Renata. Interactive Discourse Markers in Spoken English. 1. vyd. Brno: Masaryk University, 2010. 192 s. Faculty of Education Work 139. ISBN 978-80-210-5373-1.Export BibTeX
author = {Povolná, Renata},
address = {Brno},
edition = {1. vyd.},
keywords = {interactive discourse markers - spoken interaction - pragmatic function - coherence - politeness strategy - private face-to-face conversation - private telephone conversation - public radio discussion - comment clauses - flow of interaction},
language = {eng},
location = {Brno},
isbn = {978-80-210-5373-1},
publisher = {Masaryk University},
title = {Interactive Discourse Markers in Spoken English},
year = {2010}
Original language:English
Keywords:interactive discourse markers - spoken interaction - pragmatic function - coherence - politeness strategy - private face-to-face conversation - private telephone conversation - public radio discussion - comment clauses - flow of interaction

This monograph is an interdisciplinary study drawing on pragmatics, discourse analysis and conversation analysis. The author analyses three genres of spoken English, private face-to-face conversation, private telephone conversation and public radio discussion, with the aim of identifying and classifying language means commonly used in spoken discourse and often labelled comment clauses and included along with discourse markers. The investigation has proved that these interactive markers contribute to the smooth flow of interaction and the establishment of coherence and can function as part of politeness strategies.

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