Language which is not taught: The discourse marker use of beginning adult learners of English

@inproceedings{Hellermann2007LanguageWI,
  title={Language which is not taught: The discourse marker use of beginning adult learners of English},
  author={John Hellermann and Andrea Vergun},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract This study investigated the classroom interaction and in-home, bilingual interviews of 17 adult learners of English with no previous formal English language instruction in order to find the frequency of use and some functions of forms of language which are not explicitly taught: the discourse markers well, you know, and like. Previous findings in this area are based most often on data from more advanced language learners and do not present a clear picture of which learners use these… CONTINUE READING

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