Pragmatic markers

Karin AijmerAnne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen
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Conversations in English contain a lot of small words such as well, you know, I mean, sort of which have been referred to as pragmatic markers. Although they have recently received a great deal of attention, our understanding of the class of pragmatic markers is still incomplete. To start with, it is difficult to choose among different approaches, terminologies and classifications. A recent monograph describes the state of art in this field of research as follows:

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