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ERIC Number: EJ1021446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0163-853X
Reported Thought as a Stance-Taking Device in Korean Conversation
Kim, Mary Shin
Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v51 n3 p230-263 2014
Analyses of 34 cases of direct reported thought found in ordinary Korean conversations illustrate a routine practice in the use of reported thought-reenacting a prior thought to demonstrate how the speaker's current stance originated. Often, such thoughts are not simply momentary, isolated thoughts in passing but are consequential thoughts that convey layers of the speaker's sense of values or viewpoints that matter in everyday life. Through reenacting her or his prior thought, in particular in a rhetorical question format, the speaker transforms a private thought into a public matter subject to other participants' collaborative stance-taking. Reported thought serves as an interactional resource for participants to share their viewpoints and values. The study also discusses how the format of Korean reported thought, in which reporting frame devices appear after the quote, plays an important role in performing these actions in interaction.
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Language: English
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