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Choe, Ann Tai; Reddington, Elizabeth – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2018
In this paper, we focus on a special use of but in interactions in which those doing the questioning and answering are accountable for producing talk that is relevant to a third party--an overhearing audience. Specifically, we aim to show how participants leverage the contrastive power of "but" in turn-initial position to refocus…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Language Usage, Interaction, Grammar