Sexuality vs. sensuality: The multimodal construction of affective stance in Chinese ASMR performances*

  title={Sexuality vs. sensuality: The multimodal construction of affective stance in Chinese ASMR performances*},
  author={Rebecca Lurie Starr and Tianxiao Wang and Christian Go},
  journal={Journal of Sociolinguistics},
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