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A Discourse Analysis of Say versus Tell in Spoken American English

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Authors
Park, Yong-Yae
Issue Date
2001-06
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.37 No.2, pp. 329-357
Abstract
This study explores semantic and functional differences between say and
tell in authentic spoken discourse using contextual analysis (Celce- Murcia,1980). Through frequency distribution and qualitative analysis, the paper demonstrates that the difference between the two is not only in the syntactic
constraint as most reference grammars emphasize, but also in their semantic
and distributional distinctions, which is closely related to the interactive
functions of each verb and the speaker's communicative goals. For ESL/EFL
teaching, this paper will suggest that grammar be presented at the discourse
level, illustrating how the use of a form contributes to the speaker's communicative goals.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/86170
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 37 Number 1/4 (2001)
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