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Liu, Ping and Huiying Liu. 2017. Creating common ground: The role of metapragmatic expressions in BELF meeting interactions. Journal of Pragmatics 107 : 1–15.
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Using the socio-cognitive frame, this paper explores the role of metapragmatic expressions (MPEs) in engendering common ground (CG) in BELF meeting interactions. Data from one business meeting drawn from the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English, disclose that the speakers chiefly use four MPEs types, i.e. evidentials, message glosses, commentaries, and speech-action descriptions, as pre-emptive or corrective strategies when they are aware of eventual or actual interactional problems or difficulties.