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Title: It's like mmm: Enactments with it's like
Authors: Fox, Barbara A.
Robles, Jessica
Keywords: Assessment
Be like
Enactments
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by SAGE Publications
Citation: FOX, B.A. and ROBLES, J., 2010. It's like mmm: Enactments with it's like. Discourse Studies, 12(6), pp. 715-738.
Abstract: This article explores the distribution and use of a relatively new grammatical format in English, it’s like + enactment. We propose that it’s like utterances are used to enact thoughts, feelings and attitudes which are internal and affect-laden assessments of a prior utterance or event, produced as assessments that anyone in the same situation might have had. As such they tend to occur within stories, typically during the closing of a story. The enactments are often ‘response cries’ (Goffman, 1978) such as oh, mm, wow, and man. Because of the highly indexical nature of this grammatical format, it represents a fascinating site for participants to work out a ‘world known in common’ (Goodwin, personal communication).
Description: This paper is in closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1177/1461445610381862
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20524
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461445610381862
ISSN: 1461-4456
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