Types and functions of repetitions in the narrations of Turkish speakers of French


Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), vol.4, no.2, pp.216-224, 2010 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language)
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-224


Research in discourse analysis has revealed that there are various types and functions of repetitions. This study adds to this discussion by examining the repetitions in the discourse of 83 learners of French. Repetition helps the speakers of a language to develop and maintain a conversation or speech; and is one of the mostly employed communication strategies by both native and non-native speakers. The data discussed in this study reveal that Turkish speakers of French employ repetitions both at word and group levels with the aim of
stalling and/or repairing previous utterances. The study also suggests that either for stalling or repairing, group level (GL) repetitions were observed to be employed more frequently compared to word level (WL) repetitions.