By Lawrence C. Schourup
First released in 1985, this ebook reports numerous universal goods in English dialog identified variously as ‘discourse particles’, ‘interjections’, ‘discourse markers’, and, extra informally, ‘hesitations’ or ‘fillers’. whereas the research basically makes a speciality of ‘like’, ‘well’ and ‘you know’, the bigger quandary is the total set of things of which those are participants and as such ‘I mean’, ‘now’, ‘oh’, ‘hey’, and ‘aha’ also are tested. those discourse debris are analysed at size after which a framework is proposed within which their use separately is sensible and permits revealing comparisons to be made among them. This ebook might be of curiosity to scholars of linguistics
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