Publication details [#60044]

Kim, Mary Shin. 2015. Stancetaking in the face of incongruity in Korean conversation. Journal of Pragmatics 83 : 57–72.
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Language as a subject
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This study examines routine Korean speakers' conversational stancetaking when facing absurdities in reality, facts, and expectations, and defines their roles in everyday social interaction. The focus lies on the use of the nominalized negation construction –nun ke ani– (‘It is not the case/fact’). In other contexts than disagreement sequences, it may also be used to insert humor by underlining a fact or reality that is against expectation.