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ERIC Number: EJ789255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
The Communicative Role of Self-Repetition in a Specialised Corpus of Business Discourse
Fung, Lancy
Language Awareness, v16 n3 p224-238 2007
Self-repetition is commonly found in spoken discourse, and it could be argued that it is an interactional necessity. Self-repetition in spontaneous talk is pervasive and performs a variety of functions. Some regard it as signalling redundancy, disfluency, or both, in spoken language, whereas others consider it to be facilitating the production of fluent speech. The present corpus study examines naturally-occurring business discourse between native speakers and non-native speakers of English in Hong Kong. By examining the form and communicative functions of instances of self-repetition, this study aims to suggest a framework for future studies of self-repetition, as well as to raise language learners' awareness of language use in intercultural communication business contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong