Elastic Language in the Chinese Data

  • Grace ZhangEmail author
  • Vahid Parvaresh


This chapter examines the linguistic behaviour of EL in Chinese. The data were obtained from blind auditions. The specific process for a blind audition is as follows: a contestant sings a song, and the coaches turn their chairs around if they like the performance. After that, the contestant is in the position to choose one coach and join their team for the competition. The excerpts selected below are the interactions that were conducted after each contestant was told whether they had been successfully selected. When none of the coaches turned around, the contestant generally needed to be comforted.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia
  2. 2.School of Humanities and Social SciencesAnglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeUK

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