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ERIC Number: EJ537710
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
"I Don't Quite Follow": Making Sense of a Modifier.
Hyland, Ken
Language Awareness, v5 n2 p91-109 1996
Examines the modifier "quite" to determine how it is used and understood. The article examines published pedagogic materials, investigates reader interpretations of authentic samples, and analyzes the practices of experienced writers. The analysis shows that "quite" is highly context-sensitive and has an essentially indeterminate epistemic meaning. (39 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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