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    Dyadic discourse fundamentals and implications for teaching conversation 

    Berendt, Erich A. (Assumption University, 2008)
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    The discourse and epistemology of ideas : the role of metaphors 

    Berendt, Erich A. (Assumption University Press)

    The idea of ideas is potentially an illusive language claim. Whether as a word, as a concept, it implies an existential phenomenon which raises epistemological issues of how language shapes what we believe we know. The delineation and explication of ideas requires an examination of the roles of metaphor in such discourse. Considered from a cross-cultural perspective the fact that the concept idea recurs in various languages suggests at least a functional need as a reality creating device, a linguistic tool in the explications of our social ...
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    The roles of uh/um in conversational management and implications for teaching English conversation 

    Berendt, Erich A. (Assumption University Press, 2010)

    The ubiquitous uh/um (with alternate spellings of er, ah) in English conversation have had limited analysis in spoken discourse, generally being included under the undifferentiated label "hesitation expressions''. This paper first reviews how these utterances are represented in a variety of dictionaries, mostly for English as a Second Language users. Research in theirfunction in spoken discourse is examined in terms of the interactive functions they have in spontaneous dyadic interaction as well as casual story telling and informal tutorials. The ...