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Fillers, pauses and placeholders [electronic resource] / edited by Nino Amiridze, Boyd H. Davis, Margaret Maclagan.

Contributor(s): Amiridze, Nino, 1971- | Davis, Boyd H | Maclagan, Margaret.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Typological studies in language: v. 93.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2010Description: 1 online resource (224 p.).ISBN: 9789027287762 (electronic bk.); 9027287767 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Language and languages -- Word formation | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Word formation | Typology (Linguistics) | Discourse analysis | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- MorphologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fillers, pauses and placeholders.DDC classification: 415/.92 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Fillers, Pauses and Placeholders; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Parameters for typological variation of placeholders; A cross-linguistic exploration of demonstratives in interaction; Placeholder verbs in Modern Georgian; From interrogatives to placeholders in Udi and Agul spontaneous narratives; Fillers and placeholders in Nahavaq; The interactional profile of a placeholder; Fillers and their relevance in describing Sliammon Salish; Pauses, fillers, placeholders and formulaicity in Alzheimer's discourse; Language index; Name index.
Summary: Fillers are items that speakers insert in spontaneous speech as a repair strategy. Types of fillers include hesitation markers and placeholders. Both are used to fill pauses that arise during planning problems or in lexical retrieval failure. However, while hesitation markers may not bear any resemblance to lexical items they replace, placeholders typically share some morphosyntactic properties with the target form. Additionally, fillers can function as a pragmatic tool, in order to replace lexical items that the speaker wants to avoid mentioning for some reason. The present volume is the firs.
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Fillers, Pauses and Placeholders; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Parameters for typological variation of placeholders; A cross-linguistic exploration of demonstratives in interaction; Placeholder verbs in Modern Georgian; From interrogatives to placeholders in Udi and Agul spontaneous narratives; Fillers and placeholders in Nahavaq; The interactional profile of a placeholder; Fillers and their relevance in describing Sliammon Salish; Pauses, fillers, placeholders and formulaicity in Alzheimer's discourse; Language index; Name index.

Fillers are items that speakers insert in spontaneous speech as a repair strategy. Types of fillers include hesitation markers and placeholders. Both are used to fill pauses that arise during planning problems or in lexical retrieval failure. However, while hesitation markers may not bear any resemblance to lexical items they replace, placeholders typically share some morphosyntactic properties with the target form. Additionally, fillers can function as a pragmatic tool, in order to replace lexical items that the speaker wants to avoid mentioning for some reason. The present volume is the firs.

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