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ERIC Number: EJ613120
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0835-1813
Extreme Case Formulations: Softeners, Investment, and Doing Nonliteral.
Edwards, Derek
Research on Language and Social Interaction, v33 n4 p347-73 2000
Orientations to the extremity of extreme case formulations--expressions using extreme terms such as "all,""none,""most,""every,""least" and so on--are initially shown in how they are sometimes qualified or softened. Further examination shows how ECFs can work as devices for doing "nonliteral," in the sense of being not accountably accurate descriptions. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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