The discourse markers are of particular importance in oral communication which may arouseattention of the speaker. This article takes the discourse marker “Let me tell you”as the discussion object toanalyze interpersonal and connection function. It has done the statistical analysis of “Let me tell you”whichcomplied with feature of discourse marker by corpus of Peking University and it is found that the discoursemarker ratio in turn-taking is higher than those in the beginning and the end, of which the main interpersonalfunction is to arouse attention of the speaker. The innovation point of this article is the analysis of connectionfunction of “Let me tell you”and it also discovers that following statement is the main connection function ofthe discourse marker.
Journal of Suihua University
Let me tell you