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Journal Title: Functions of Language
Volume/Issue:   21 / 1
Issue Title: Special Issue: Discourse Linguistics: Theory and practice
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: 2014. iii, 137 pp.

Table of Contents


Discourse linguistics: Theory and practice
Karin Aijmer and Anita Fetzer
1 – 5

On the use of uh and um in American English
Gunnel Tottie
6 – 29

Avoid silence! Keep talking!: Pragmatic markers as phatic devices in teenage conversation
Anna-Brita Stenström
30 – 49

Managing academic institutional discourse in English as a lingua franca
Juliane House
50 – 66

I think, I mean and I believe in political discourse: Collocates, functions and distribution
Anita Fetzer
67 – 94

Discourse patterns in the development of discourse markers in English
Diana M. Lewis
95 – 118

Book reviews

Taylor, John R. The Mental Corpus. How Language is Represented in the Mind
Reviewed by Martin Hilpert
119 – 126

Cliff Goddard. Semantic analysis. A practical introduction
Reviewed by Kjell Magne Yri
127 – 137
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 25.1936