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ERIC Number: EJ1182543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2576-2907
"But"-Prefacing for Refocusing in Public Questioning and Answering
Choe, Ann Tai; Reddington, Elizabeth
Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, v18 n1 p44-50 2018
In this paper, we focus on a special use of but in interactions in which those doing the questioning and answering are accountable for producing talk that is relevant to a third party--an overhearing audience. Specifically, we aim to show how participants leverage the contrastive power of "but" in turn-initial position to refocus following a deviation from the main course of action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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