Functions of repetition in the discourse of elderly speakers: The role of prosody and gesture

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Bolly, Catherine; Gerstenberg, Annette; 14th International Pragmatics Conference (IPra), Panel session "Age and language use";
  • Subject: Aging | Stance | Late life | Repetition | Interaction | Discourse | Gesture | Multimodal | Narrative | Positioning

Cognitively speaking, repetition can work as a facilitator for both the planning and the understanding of spoken language. It can work as a cohesive and interactive device or, at a higher-level function of discourse, to engage in interaction by creating interpersonal in... View more
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