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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. T...
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    The tale of a materials development project 

    Rajeevnath Ramnath (Assumption University Press, 2010)

    This paper is based on a materials development project with the Book of Mumimu (2007) written by Namptip Conlon. The project was a part of the Materials and Media Development in the Asian Context course in the Graduate School of English (GSE) at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. The paper will discuss the links between the Materials Development and the Teaching Practice courses in the GSE before describing the project. The project aimed to provide a first hand experience to student-teachers in materials production instead of using pu...