Publication details [#62266]

Secova, Maria. 2017. Discourse-pragmatic variation in Paris French and London English: Insights from general extenders. Journal of Pragmatics 114 : 1–15.
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This study explores the use of general extenders (GEs), like and stuff in English and et tout in French, in Paris French and London English. It collates the social and the linguistic conditioning of extender use in the two languages, debates the distinct kinds of spread in the two cities and reflects on the specificity of discourse-pragmatic variation.