This paper examines the distributions and fnnetions of dni a 卯fi, which is an agreement token generally occurring in turn-initial position in Chinese spoken discourse. I have found that in extended discourse (e.g.. narration or explanation argumentation), while the turn-final dni n :pf"H can bring the talk to a closure and strengthen what the speaker has just said, the turn-internal dni <i f'tlf11! has the simultaneous function of acknowledging the audience's minimal responses and confirming the speaker's own prior talk. Finally, I suggest that this more extensive use of dni (i )'-iii|)'"i. which distinguishes adolescents' or young adults' speech style in current Taiwanese society, might be attributed to the' popularity of a TV show. Therefore, this instance also illuminates the important role mass media has played in language use and language change.