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ERIC Number: EJ282874
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
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Speech Level Shift and Conversational Strategy in Japanese Discourse.
Ikuta, Shoko
Language Sciences, v5 n1 p37-53 Apr 1983
Analyzes the mechanisms involved in speech level shift in discourse that contains the "des/mas" forms. Concludes that level shift is often used to signal empathy between speakers and to indicate coherence and the hierarchical positioning of utterances in discourse. (EKN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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