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This thesis investigates the response token dui dui dui (right right right) in Mandarin conversation from a multimodal perspective. Two types of dui dui dui are found in the data. The first type serves to display recipient’s affiliation with the speaker’s immediate previous assertion. The second...
In everyday conversation, two participants may collaboratively produce an utterance. Previous research has documented the syntactic structures and the interactional functions of collaboratively constructed turns/TCUs (CCTs) in languages such as English, Japanese and Finnish (Lerner, 1991, 1996;...
This study examines the use of imperative turns in naturalistic Mandarin interaction. Imperatives in Mandarin are defined as sentences expressing a command (e.g., Chao 1968; Li & Thompson 1981; Sun 2006). Previous research has described that imperatives can be used as requests, demands,...
This thesis focuses on one of the most frequently used response tokens in Mandarin - en “mm”. Through examining 6 hours of everyday spontaneous Mandarin conversation, this paper explores the interactional functions of the response token en in different sequential and situational environments, as...