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ERIC Number: EJ1176965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-7384
A Case of Membership Categorization: The 'Korean Male'
Park, Seul Ki
Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, v13 n1 p33-38 2013
Studies employing MCA often explore how people claim membership or non-membership in specific categories. Bateman (2012), for example, examines children's use of collective pro-terms in establishing and protecting exclusive dyadic friendships. Lerner and Kitzinger (2007), focusing on repair of self-references, found that speakers switched the reference form from individual (e.g., 'I') to collective (e.g., 'we') when aggregating themselves to the collectivity; they changed the reference form from collective to individual when extracting themselves from the collectivity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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