Publication details [#51339]

House, Juliane. 2009. Subjectivity in English as Lingua Franca discourse: The case of you know. Intercultural Pragmatics 6 (2) : 171–193.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This study argues that English as a lingua franca (ELF) use of 'you know' mainly serves the functions of creating coherence and gaining time in order to find the right words for appropriate message delivery.