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May 2021. pp. 21-35
This study examines the use of discourse markers in English presentations by first-year university students in Korea. A total of forty-eight students made three-minute speeches about both education and social issues. Their speeches were analyzed regarding discourse marker types and the effects of speech topics and English proficiency. The results reveal that they rarely used discourse markers in their speeches and the frequently employed types were referential and structural markers. The education issue more familiar to them led to more use of discourse markers. In addition, the difference in English proficiency did not affect employing discourse markers. It is suggested that EFL learners’ pragmatic knowledge be improved through sufficient input and output of discours markers.
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  • Publisher :The Modern Linguistic Society of Korea
  • Publisher(Ko) :한국현대언어학회
  • Journal Title :The Journal of Studies in Language
  • Journal Title(Ko) :언어연구
  • Volume : 37
  • No :1
  • Pages :21-35