ERIC Number: ED390271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Bueno y la autorreparacion ("Bueno" and Conversational Self Repairs).
The paper discusses the Spanish expression "bueno," which marks the beginning or the end of background and assertion self-repairs in conversation, and often co-occurs with other expressions, such as "viste" and "no?" which mark the other end of the repair. Background repairs provide information the speaker considers necessary for the hearer to understand. Assertion repairs are a hedge to the validity of the assertion being made. Additional evidence for the subordination of the repair to the surrounding discourse is the presence of expressions such as "y" and "pero," marking the return to the embedding structure. This continuation usually contains repetitions or paraphrases of what preceded the repair. "Bueno" is a connector because it signals the relation between what has just been said and what is about to be said. It occurs where there is a change of direction in the discourse, and its function is to modify the hearer's expectations. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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