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Investigating the role of `yeah' in stance-dense conversation
This study investigates characteristics of stance-related discourse function, stance strength, and polarity in uses of the word 'yeah.' In an annotated corpus of 20 talker dyads engaged in collaborative tasks, over 2300 'yeahs' fall into six common stance-act categories. While agreement, usually with weak, positive stance, accounts for about three-quarters of the instances, opinion-offering, convincing, reluctance to accept an idea, backchannels, and no-stance represent other commondoi:10.21437/interspeech.2015-625 fatcat:cpdz3sshqff35f5gdtaeytzhqi