ㆍ발행기관 : 범태평양 응용언어학회ㆍ수록지정보 : Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics(PAAL) / 5권 / 2호 ㆍ저자명 : ( Jung Ran Park )
The discourse marker ceki (excuse me/well), along with its combinational forms with the various speech level markers, functions to denote indirect, mitigating, and hesitating social interaction among interlocutors. Owing to such characteristics, its use in everyday informal speech settings is highly productive with multiple functionality. In social interactions which inherently contain a potential to threat to an interlocutor``s face, as in speech settings of request, apology, disagreement/argument, and in turn-taking, the employment of the discourse marker ceki and its combinational forms preserves and promotes social relationships by softening the potential face threatening act. The common thread that ties all these multiple functions together is the expression of politeness.