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Title: The functions of actually in a corpus of intercultural conversations
Authors: Cheng, Winnie
Warren, Martin
Subjects: Actually
Naturally-occurring conversation
Discourse analysis
Discourse marker
Hong Kong
Intercultural communication
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Source: International journal of corpus linguistics, 2001, v. 6, no. 2, p. 257-280.
Abstract: Using a corpus of naturally occurring conversations between native and non-native speakers of English in Hong Kong, we examine the use of actually in intercultural conversations. The frequencies with which the two groups of speakers use actually and the functions it performs are compared and contrasted. Our findings suggest that Hong Kong Chinese speakers of English use actually far more frequently than native speakers of English. The patterns of usage are remarkably similar in certain respects but there are differences in use and in the position actually occupies in utterances which in turn can affect the way that it functions. Explanations are offered for the differences in usage between the two groups of speakers.
Rights: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics © John Benjamins Publishing Co.
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Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.6.2.04che
ISSN: 1384-6655
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