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dc.contributor.authorMulder, Jean
dc.contributor.authorPenry Williams, Cara
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Erin E. F.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-24T14:40:08Z
dc.date.available2019-05-24T14:40:08Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.citationMulder, J., Penry Williams, C. and, Moore, E. E. F. (2019) 'Sort of in Australian English: The elasticity of a pragmatic marker', Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 29(1), pp. 9–32. DOI: 10.1075/japc.00019.mul.en_US
dc.identifier.issn09576851
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/japc.00019.mul
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623777
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the pragmatic functions of sort of in Australian English (AuE), utilising discourse from 12 months of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s television program Q&A. It explores the frequency of sort of uses in context with a focus on multifunctionality. Uses are classified in a data-based schema which synthesises the previously described pragmatic functions of sort of and locates these within Zhang’s (2015) Elastic Language framework. The article thus provides an understanding of the pragmatic functions of sort of in public discussion contexts within AuE, arguing, most notably, that sort of performs five of Zhang’s six functions, rather than just the two previously reported, and that in accounting for the complex uses of this pragmatic marker, a wider range of subtypes needs to be distinguished within two of the functions.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJohn Benjaminsen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://benjamins.com/catalog/japc.00019.mulen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.jbe-platform.com/content/journals/10.1075/japc.00019.mulen_US
dc.subjectsort ofen_US
dc.subjectpragmatic markeren_US
dc.subjectAustralian Englishen_US
dc.subjectPragmatic functionen_US
dc.subjecttelevision discourseen_US
dc.titleSort of in Australian English: The elasticity of a pragmatic markeren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn15699838
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) (JM)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLa Trobe University (Victoria, Australia) (CPW)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derby (CPW)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of New South Wales, Canberra (A.C.T, Australia) (EEFM)en_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Asian Pacific Communicationen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05
dc.author.detail786697en_US


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