Analysis of "BEN" in the Story of Arabic -Speaking Migrants Working in France

We propose here to examine in the discourse of a group of Arabic-speaking migrants (working in the North of France for about twenty years), the functioning of one of the markers that the speaker has the possibility of inserting in an utterance where, often for reasons of difficulty of formulation but also for different reasons, the spoken chain has been interrupted. Almost all of these phenomena are part of a group of elements called “conversation structuring markers” by Roulet et al. (1985), “discourse support” by F. Deloffore (1955) and D. Luzatti (1981).