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restating the subject - ELL

restating the subject - ELL

Published at: 2015-10-08

How should utterances from ELL speakers who reiterate the subject pronoun be transcribed? Examples:  “The boy he fell out of the window” and “The frog he had the jar on his head”.


  1. This is a common feature of (Spanish/English) English language learners. The SALT databases did not use word or utterance codes, or mark these utterances in any way. They were typed as said, considering this feature not to be an error, e.g., The boy he look/ed in the jar.

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