Publication details [#60290]

Koivisto, Aino. 2015. Dealing with Ambiguities in Informings: Finnish Aijaa as a “Neutral” News Receipt. Research on Language and Social Interaction 48 (4) : 365–387.
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The paper focuses on how the “neutrality” of the Finnish particle aijaa in responding to informings and its sequential ambiguity are displayed in various steps of a news delivery. Aijaa appears a fit response to inceptive announcements but is nonaffiliative and thence inadequate when responding to possibly integral, valenced tellings. The data are in Finnish with English translation.