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dc.contributor.authorWalkinshaw, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-25T23:14:11Z
dc.date.available2018-04-25T23:14:11Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2191-9216
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/jelf-2016-0019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/336428
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores how speakers of English as a lingua franca (ELF) manage the interactional back-and-forth of teasing, a social action which, being fundamentally ambiguous, is open to interpretation by a target and/or other participants as aggressive in intent. The data reported here draw on the Asian Corpus of English (ACE), and describe some of the more typical teasing practices which occur among Asian ELF speakers in informal, non-task-focused contexts. More specifically, this research explores the interpersonal functions which teasing performs in ACE interactions; the teasing strategies commonly employed to serve these functions; and the responses of recipients to teases targeting them. The data show that teasing is a common practice in interaction among Asian ELF speakers, and is accomplished through a variety of strategies such as jocular mockery, jocular agreement with a target’s negative self-assessment, jocular insult, and banter. Significantly, teasing in ACE appears to be essentially jocular rather than conveying veiled aggression; markers such as laughter, heightened vocal pitch and lexical exaggeration are commonly employed to signpost the non-serious nature of such utterances. Teases are also commonly received as jocular by recipients; there are no instances of offense being expressed by a tease recipient.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom249
dc.relation.ispartofpageto271
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of English as a Lingua Franca
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4704
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode470499
dc.titleTeasing in informal contexts in English as an Asian lingua franca
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguistics
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Walter de Gruyter & Co. KG Publishers. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorWalkinshaw, Ian S.


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