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The expression of stance in Mandarin Chinese: A corpus-based study of stance adverbs

  title={The expression of stance in Mandarin Chinese: A corpus-based study of stance adverbs},
  author={Haiyang Ai},
  journal={Int. J. Asian Lang. Process.},
  • Haiyang Ai
  • Published 2012
  • Linguistics
  • Int. J. Asian Lang. Process.
Stance-taking is considered as one of the fundamental properties of human communication (Jaffe, 2009). It is pervasive, intersubjective, and collaborative. While a good deal of research has investigated the expression of stance in English, much less has been done in Chinese. In this study, we draw upon the five-million-word Academia Sinica Balanced Corpus of Modern Chinese to investigate a comprehensive set of 34 stance adverbs expressing certainty, likelihood, attitude, and style (Biber, 2006b… 

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