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Understatements and hedges in English

Author: Axel Hübler
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1983.
Series: Pragmatics & beyond, IV:6.
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Genre/Form: Indirekte Sprachweise
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hübler, Axel.
Understatements and hedges in English.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1983
(OCoLC)562772776
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Hübler
ISBN: 9027225311 9789027225313 0915027291 9780915027293
OCLC Number: 10997052
Notes: Revision and translation of thesis (Habilitation)--University of Duisburg, 1981.
Description: vii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Preface; 2. 0. Introduction; 3. 1. Guidelines to Understatements and Hedges; 4. 1.1. The sentence and its negatability; 5. 1.2. Liability constraints of the sentence; 6. 1.3. Working definition and working perspective; 7. 2. Phrastic Indetermination as a Device for Forming Understatements; 8. 2.1. Negation of predicates; 9. 2.2. Detensification of predicates by grading adverbs; 10. 3. Neustic Indetermination as a Device for Forming Hedges; 11. 3.1. Factivity and modality; 12. 3.2. Questions; 13. 3.3. Modalized assertory assertions; 14. 3.4. Summary; 15. 4. Communicative Conditions for Understatements and Hedges; 16. 4.1. Another look at negatability of sentences; 17. 4.2. Communication as a possible threat to face; 18. 4.3. Understatements and hedges as face saving strategies; 19. 4.4. Face threatening acts and face saving strategies exemplified by praise and criticism; 20. 4.5. Summary; 21. Footnotes; 22. References
Series Title: Pragmatics & beyond, IV:6.
Responsibility: Axel Hübler.

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