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Of these, four vary seemingly in the direction of monolinguals modifying their speech more. These variables are the following: 1. the number of full verbal groups/utterance, 2. the distribution of surface sentence types, 3. the number of attention-getting devices, 4. the number of vocatives, 5. use of non-immediate reference. The first two variables, however, differ significantly between monolingual and bilingual native talk (NT) as well as between monolingual and bilingual foreigner talk (FT).

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