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Fujii, Yoko. 2012. Differences of situating Self in the place/ba of interaction between the Japanese and American English speakers. Journal of Pragmatics 44 (5) : 636–662.
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This comparative study discusses the way of situating and relating oneself with the other in the place of interaction in American and Japanese conversations; the latter can be explained by a mindset of ‘ba’; Japanese referential shifting from the first to the second person pronoun is proposed as another pragmatic and interactional appearance that can be acounted for by the 'ba' idea.