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ERIC Number: EJ618078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-1367-0069
Fusion and the Cognitive Basis for Bilingual Discourse Markers.
Matras, Yaron
International Journal of Bilingualism, v4 n4 p505-28 Dec 2000
Argues for a cognitive motivation behind the nonseparation of systems of discourse marking available to bilinguals. Produces evidence that bilingual speakers, in an unconscious effort to reduce the mental effort necessary to monitor and direct the hearer's responses and reactions to the speaker's utterances, can simplify monitoring-and-directing operations by eliminating language-specific options available to them, thereby automatizing the choice of expressions. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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