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ATA59 Filler Words

ATA59 Session Review: Subtle Flavors of the Law: Filler Words in German Legal Texts

By Heike Holthaus

June 10, 2019

Gummi bears. Juicy, flavorful gummi bears. Albeit void of nutritional value, who can resist?

What does this have to do with filler words, you rightfully ask. Well, as Michael and Sabine point out, filler words, too, are void of “nutritional value” – they have no inherent meaning – but can add a flavorful punch to a sentence.