Social actions in Mandarin conversations


  • Guodong Yu Ocean University of China
  • Yaxin Wu Ocean University of China



Mandarin, Linguistics

Author Biographies

Guodong Yu, Ocean University of China

Guodong Yu was a professor of linguistics at Shanxi University, though he has
recently joined Ocean University of China. He attained his PhD in linguistic
pragmatics from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, and he studied
conversation analysis as an academic visitor at the University of York (UK),
Loughborough University (UK), State University of New York at Albany (USA),
and UCLA (USA). His research interests are social actions and Mandarin grammar,
doctor–patient interactions, and news interviews from the CA perspective.

Yaxin Wu, Ocean University of China

Yaxin Wu, PhD (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, P.R. China), was a
professor of linguistics at Shanxi University, though she has since recently joined
Ocean University of China. Her publications include research on communicative
strategies, meta-pragmatics and the interface between pragmatics and social psychology,
miscommunication and personal relationships in language, and social
interaction. Currently her research focus is on particles in Mandarin from the
conversation analytic perspective.


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How to Cite

Yu, G., & Wu, Y. (2020). Social actions in Mandarin conversations. East Asian Pragmatics, 5(3), 289–294.

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