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Communicating through vague language : a comparative study of L1 and L2 speakers

Author: Peyman G P Sabet; Grace Qiao Zhang
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
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"Vague language refers to expressions with unspecified meaning (for instance, 'I kind of want that job'), and is an important but often overlooked part of linguistic communication. This book is a comparative study of vague language based on naturally occurring data of a rare combination: L1 (American) and L2 (Chinese and Persian) speakers in academic settings. The findings indicate that L2 learners have diverse and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peyman G P Sabet; Grace Qiao Zhang
ISBN: 9781137486370 1137486376
OCLC Number: 909320514
Description: xii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Theoretical Foundations --
3. Methodology --
4. Lexical Analysis of Vague Language --
5. Pragmatic Functions of Vague Language --
6. General Discussion --
7. Conclusions and Implications.
Responsibility: Peyman G.P. Sabet and Grace Q. Zhang, Curtin University, Australia.
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