Publication details [#53042]

House, Juliane and Nicole Baumgarten. 2010. I think and I don’t know in English as lingua franca and native English discourse. Journal of Pragmatics 42 (5) : 1184–1200.
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This comparative study argues that the collocations 'I think' and 'I don’t know' are among the most frequent stance-marking devices in both native English and English lingua franca conversations, demonstrating nearly complementary distributions, but only partly overlaying functional profiles.