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ERIC Number: EJ635167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0889-4906
"It's Just Real Messy": The Occurrence and Function of "Just" in a Corpus of Academic Speech.
Lindemann, Stephanie; Mauranen, Anna
English for Specific Purposes, v20 n1 p459-75 2001
Investigates the roles of "just," a lexical item that is among the most frequent in distinguishing academic speech data from roughly comparable written data in the Michigan Corpus of Academic English. Concordance analysis showed that "just" frequently co-occurs with metadiscourse and hedging; a closer functional analysis in selected speech events showed that these collocations were often used with a mitigating function. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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