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Speech in interaction: Mandarin particle Le as a marker of intersubjectivity

Wei-lun Lu, Louis ; I-wen Su, Lily (2023)
Speech in interaction: Mandarin particle Le as a marker of intersubjectivity.
In: Zeitschrift für Interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht : ZIF, 2009, 14 (1)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00012272
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Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Speech in interaction: Mandarin particle Le as a marker of intersubjectivity
Language: English
Date: 2023
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2009
Publisher: Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt
Journal or Publication Title: Zeitschrift für Interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht : ZIF
Volume of the journal: 14
Issue Number: 1
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00012272
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Origin: Secondary publication from TUjournals

Adopting a discourse-analysis approach, we argue in line with van den Berg and Wu (2006) in showing that the particle le in Mandarin serves as a common ground coordination device, exhibiting a high degree of intersubjectivity, which is absent in the use of verbal -le. However, in view of the limit imposed by the data type of previous research, we observe the turn-taking behavior in natural, spontaneous, spoken data to further consolidate van den Berg and Wu‟s proposal. We argue that use of natural, spontaneous spoken data is essential in furthering our understanding of linguistic forms and their associated functions. Through this study, we hope we will be able to show and confirm the importance of data type in both the theoretical and pedagogical aspects of linguistic research.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Mandarin le, discourse particle, interaction, natural spoken corpus, intersubjectivity
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-122721
Classification DDC: 400 Language > 400 Language, linguistics
Divisions: 02 Department of History and Social Science > Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Sprachwissenschaft - Mehrsprachigkeit
Date Deposited: 24 May 2023 17:04
Last Modified: 24 May 2023 17:09
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/12272
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