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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2021, 4(9); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2021.040907.

The Stance-taking Functions of gǎnjué(feel) and juéde(think) in Mandarin Conversation


Yun Yang1,2

Corresponding Author:
Yun Yang

1College of Humanities, Jilin University, Changchun, 130012, China

2School of International Communication, Jilin International Study University, Changchun, 130117, China


In natural spoken Chinese, gǎnjué(feel) and juéde(think) are used very frequently. The article aims to explore the interactional functions of their high-frequency formats wǒ gǎnjué(I feel) and wǒ juéde(I think) from an interactive perspective. First, we count the semantic function distribution of gǎnjué(feel)and juéde(think) by quantitative analysis; second, using the stance triangle theory, we analyze the positions, evaluates and aligns function of both wǒ gǎnjué(I feel) and wǒ juéde(I think), and show that they have certain discourse marker function. Finally, wǒ gǎnjué (I feel) focuses on subjectivity, while wǒ juéde (I think) is more used to interact with another communicative subject and show  inter-subjectivity.


wǒ gǎnjué(I feel); wǒ juéde(I think) ; Positions; Evaluates; Aligns; Discourse Marker

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Yun Yang. The Stance-taking Functions of gǎnjué(feel) and juéde(think) in Mandarin Conversation. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 9: 36-45. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2021.040907.


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