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ERIC Number: EJ662916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-2919
The Birth of a Particle: "Know" in Colloquial Singapore.
Wee, Lionel
World Englishes, v22 n1 p5-13 Feb 2003
Provides data showing that "know" in colloquial Singapore has distributional and collocational properties that distinguish it from "you know," even though their discourse-pragmatic functions are similar. Differences between "you know" and "know" indicate that the latter has become a member of a linguistic category, referred to here as the "discourse particle." (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore