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Compliments and compliment responses in Japanese conversation

Yoshida, Akiko


This thesis investigates the acts of giving and receiving compliments in Japanese conversational context. Adopting a conversation analytic methodology, it explicates how conversational participants give and receive compliments in the course of conversation. By employing the notion of initial and non-initial compliments, it reveals how compliment sequences are systematically and collaboratively organised by participants. It also proposes the distinction between substantial and non-substantial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-04-15
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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