1. Introduction: DMs within different linguistic traditions.-
2. Defining a theoretical and methodological framework for DMs of saying.-
3. Overview of the corpus findings.-
4. Corpus findings I: on va dire and shall we say.-
5. Corpus findings II: j'allais dire and I was going to say.-
6. Conclusion: summary and perspectives.
Laure Lansari is Associate Professor at Paris Diderot University, France, where she teaches English/ French contrastive linguistics and translation.