4.3 OVERVIEW OF DISCUSSIONS

In this section, I review the results of the seven analyses in terms of the distribution of certain linguistic features, and the significance of these distributions in the assessment process. The aspects of the discussions dealt with are the eight features considered in the discussion analyses: floor apportionment, back channel support, questions and tag questions, epistemic modality and hedging, topic development, lexical repetition, interruption and overlap, and simultaneous speech.


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