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Wu, Ruey-Jiuan Regina. 2018. Indexing epistemic authority/primacy in Mandarin conversation: aiyou-prefacing as an interactional resource. Journal of Pragmatics 131 : 30–53.
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This conversation analytic inquiry centers on the use of aiyou-prefacing in Mandarin. Aiyou often emerges in contexts where parties champion the epistemic upper hand. This study claims the role of aiyou as a way of stating epistemic authority/primacy. It draws on 35 h of spontaneous conversations gathered in China.