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ERIC Number: EJ1081769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
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ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Analyzing Hedges in Verbal Communication: An Adaptation-Based Approach
Wang, Yuling
English Language Teaching, v3 n3 p120-124 Sep 2010
Based on Adaptation Theory, the article analyzes the production process of hedges. The procedure consists of the continuous making of choices in linguistic forms and communicative strategies. These choices are made just for adaptation to the contextual correlates. Besides, the adaptation process is dynamic, intentional and bidirectional.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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