Sunday, 13 January 2013

Discourse Features

                                                         


00:44-00:52(Ellipsis)
She first asked the spanish guy whether he was in mr brown's class.The guy asked 'i beg your pardon' in spanish.The principal asked again by omitting part of the sentence and the spanish guy did the same thing.This happened again and again until she omitted it to one word which was 'Brown'.What she wanted to ask at the end was"Do you know Mr Brown?" and she just said "Mr Brown".

05:22(Backchannel)
After she explained why she didn't have time to do her homework,Mr brown did a backchannel by saying"Yes...Well not to worry" as he wanted to show that he was listening.


06:36(Discourse Markers)
After talking for a while about the french lady's stay in England,Mr Brown said that 'That will do," and ended the conversation



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