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Takagi, Tomoyo and Emi Morita. 2018. Marking “commitment to undertaking of the task at hand”: Initiating responses with eeto in Japanese conversation. Journal of Pragmatics 124 : 31–49.
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The Japanese lexeme eeto is not only a “filler” reflecting speakers' cognitive load. Eeto notifies that intractional attempt is being made. Eeto-speakers notify that they are allowing for pertinent factors. Eeto points out a speaker is at present addressing the replying of the question. Eeto maximally notifies a pro-social commitment stance to give a reply.