The purpose of this dissertation is to describe the means of indicating hesitation by participants in conversations on Russian television. Special attention is paid to the position of hesitation markers in different types of sequences and in different variants of discourse deployment. The study was carried out in the theoretical and methodological framework of conversion analysis and interactional linguistics. This material contains about a thousand real and potential hesitation markers.
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