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discourse marker

noun

a word or phrase used to organize what is communicated by introducing a boundary, e.g. 'You know,' 'I mean,' 'Anyway'

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Discourse markers are active contributions to the discourse and signal such activities as change in speaker, taking or holding control of the floor, relinquishing control of the floor, or the beginning of a new topic.

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