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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2015. № 12. Part 4. P. 209-212.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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Chiglintseva Ekaterina Sergeevna, Vikulova Elena Aleksandrovna
Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin

Abstract. The article describes the peculiarities of grammaticalization of the English word like , owning to which it has acquired the function of a discourse marker. Pragmatic and socio-linguistic aspects of its development are examined, as they are presented in the works of Russian and foreign linguists. Such pragmatic functions of like as metalinguistic, emphatic, the function of a hesitation pause, the function of introducing a direct speech into the sentence, example, and approximate quantity are noted.
Key words and phrases: грамматикализация, дискурсивный маркер like, прагматические функции, субъектификация, этимология, контекст, grammaticalization, discourse marker like, pragmatic functions, subjectification, etymology, context.
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