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Discourse markers in spoken English: a corpus study of native speakers and Chinese non-native speakers

  title={Discourse markers in spoken English: a corpus study of native speakers and Chinese non-native speakers},
  author={Lan-Fen Huang},
This thesis explores the use of discourse markers (DMs) in the speech of Chinese non-native speakers (NNSs) of English and native speakers (NSs), using corpus methodologies, the 'Linear Unit Grammar' analysis (Sinclair and Mauranen 2006) and text-based analyses. It reports that the DMs for analysis, 'like', 'oh', 'well', 'you know', 'I mean', 'you see', 'I think' and 'now', occur more frequently in the dialogic genres than in the monologic genres extracted from the three corpora, SECCL, MICASE… Expand

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