Dafne and Nandita – food stories (TU4)

Speakers: Dafne, female, 8, Nigerian; Nandita, female, 8, Bangladeshi

In this extract two 8 year old girls are talking to the interviewer about food. They are both keen to talk and in their enthusiasm they overlap, but overall they support each other and from line 58 they each take a turn to tell a specific story about food. Although they are only 8 years old, the girls use several features here that are typical of young people’s spoken English, such as general extenders and the discourse markers like and yeah.

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Linguistics Research Digest links
Young people’s language and stuff like that
Spoken language and stuff like that