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Understatements and Hedges in English

Pragmatics and Beyond

by Alex Huebler

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Published by John Benjamins Publishing Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Linguistics,
  • Semantics,
  • English Semantics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • English language,
  • Figures of speech,
  • National characteristics, Engl,
  • Spoken English,
  • Understatement,
  • Language

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11412326M
    ISBN 100915027291
    ISBN 109780915027293

    Politeness markers in English for business purposes textbook conversations of the Business Result text book. Out of these, 5 were politeness markers, 3 were play-downs, 20 were samples of consultative devices, 30 were hedges, 27 were samples of understaters, and 60 downtoners, 34 committers, 4 forewarnings, hesitators, and 8 scope-staters. Understatements and Hedges in English (Pragmatics & Beyond) Beau Brummell: Volumes 1 and 2 (Beaux and Belles of England) PLPR4:Strangers on a Train RLA; The Old Souls Guide: A Handbook for a Joyous Existence, Vol. 1. Understatement is a staple of traditional English culture. It has been exploited to humorous effect, but it is also characterised as part of the English cultural attitude to life.


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It is based on a multi-level approach, including philosophical, cultural, and socio-psychological arguments. The main part consists of an investigation of the linguistic restrictions for understatements and hedges to be Cited by:   The goal of this monograph is a comprehensive analysis of understatements and other forms of non-direct speech (hedges) in modern English.

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Ágnes Apróné. In his book "Understatements and Hedges in English", Hübler makes a distinction between understatements and hedges, although he also uses understatement as a covering term for both.

Understatement proper means for him that "the emotional negatability (of sentences) is restricted through the indertermination of the phrastic", i.e. concerns the. Understatements and hedges in english: Axel Hübler (Pragmatics & Beyond IV) Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp.

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In conversational speech the word is frequently put to excessive use, which appears to significantly deviate from the prescribed one, and as such deserves closer by: 1. It also considers the difference in the character of hedges used in the related languages: English manifests diverse forms of hedging - modal words (verbs, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs.

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