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pISSN : 1598-9585

일본언어문화 , Vol.51 (2020)
pp.69~88

談話標識「え」の機能について

林始恩

(国外国語大学 日本語通翻訳学科 講師, 日本語学)

In this paper, I observed the use of the discourse marker ‘eh’ in the first face-to-face conversation and analyzed what functions it played in the context before and after. The following summarizes the functions of the discourse marker ‘eh’ in each utterance. (1) ‘eh’ in the ‘content confirmation’ utterance performed the function of temporarily stopping the progress of the other party’s talk. In addition, ‘eh’ in the utterance of ‘information request’ performed the function of inducing more detailed information, going back to the utterance in front of the other party. (2) ‘eh’ in the ‘topic proffer’ utterance was used as a signal to change the direction of the story or action from the current story flow. (3) ‘eh’ in the ‘evaluation’ or ‘disagreement’ utterance performed the function to show attitudes and feelings that the new information content deviated from existing knowledge. (4) ‘eh’ in the ‘response to question’ utterance indicates the other person’s question was unexpected and shows the resistance to the question.
  discourse marker; eh; response; stance; topic proffer;談話標識; え; 反応; 態度; 話題導入

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