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dc.contributor.authorWalkinshaw, Ian
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Nathaniel
dc.contributor.authorSubhan, Sophiaan
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T03:49:08Z
dc.date.available2019-09-23T03:49:08Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0378-2166
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.pragma.2018.10.013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387645
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines how Asian speakers of English as a lingua franca employ self-denigration as a relational strategy (i.e. contributing to the ongoing management of interpersonal relationships) in talk-in-interaction. The study applies a protocol informed by conversation analysis to illuminate the relational functions of self-denigration and the prosodic and paralinguistic features that help to accomplish these. The data indicate that self-denigration in the ACE corpus tends to occur in informal, non-role-assigning, non-task-focused interactions. It may present as a first-turn stand-alone utterance, or as a precursor to a speaker's positive self-evaluation, where it serves a downplaying function. It also occurs as a second turn in response to an interlocutor's praise, criticism, or neutral statement. In terms of its relational functions, self-denigration may perform a face-saving, face-maintaining, or even face-enhancing role for the producer and/or other interlocutors. It may also be employed to generate shared humour, promoting a sense of in-group solidarity among the participants. Finally, it may perform a socially moderating function – particularly in reaction to a praising utterance – wherein a speaker uses self-denigration to appear modest rather than inappropriately vain. Several such functions may be served simultaneously.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom40
dc.relation.ispartofpageto51
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Pragmatics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume139
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhilosophy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4704
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5003
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsLanguage & Linguistics
dc.subject.keywordsAsian English speakers
dc.subject.keywordsEnglish as a lingua franca
dc.titleSelf-denigration as a relational strategy in lingua franca talk: Asian English speakers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWalkinshaw, I; Mitchell, N; Subhan, S, Self-denigration as a relational strategy in lingua franca talk: Asian English speakers, Journal of Pragmatics, 2019, 139, pp. 40-51
dc.date.updated2019-09-23T03:46:10Z
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gro.griffith.authorWalkinshaw, Ian S.
gro.griffith.authorBin Subhan, Sophiaan


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