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The functions of expletive interjections in spoken English
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2009 (English)In: Corpus linguistics: refinements and reassessments / [ed] Antoinette Renouf, Andrew Kehoe, Amsterdam: Rodopi , 2009, 1, 155-171 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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This paper is a study of the functions of ten common expletive interjections in a 1 million-word sub-corpus from the spoken component of the BNC. The findings indicate that about a hundred interjections function as release mechanisms for mostly negative feelings triggered by real-world experiences. The rest are shown to be pragmatic markers as these have been defined in the recent literature and are analysed mainly in terms of the discourse-based analytic model used in Stenström (1994).

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Amsterdam: Rodopi , 2009, 1. 155-171 p.
, Language & computers, 69
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-36932ISBN: 9789042025974OAI: diva2:291217
Available from: 2010-01-31 Created: 2010-01-31 Last updated: 2011-02-04Bibliographically approved

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