La répétition stylistique en anglais oral
Gaëlle Ferré.

This paper is based on a video recording of a face to face interaction between two British girls. In another study on the characteristics of young people’s speech involving the same corpus I noticed that one of the specificities of my two speakers lied in the constant repetitions of segments. Some segments are not only repeated in the case of hesitation but also as a stylistic device. I propose to describe in the present paper the stylistic repetitions in terms of what kind of segments are repeated and what is the role of such repetitions. Taking into account lexico-syntactic, prosodic and gestural parameters, I will also show that these repetitions cannot be assimilated to some hesitation on the parts of the speakers.