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Discourse Feature Description Examples
Back channelling Showing agreement as someone else Mmm, yeah, okay
is talking
Discourse marker Marking that your turn to talk is about Okay, right then, so, but
to start or a shift in conversation
Fillers Sounds made when thinking/ when Err, umm
discourse is broken…

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Tonight, 8pm
Tag Questions Adding a question to the end of a You did really well didn't you?
sentence to confirm/support It was tomorrow wasn't it?
something I've missed that train haven't I?
Doesn't need an answer, as you
already know the answer.
`didn't' ­ negating particle
`I' -…

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