Communicating through Vague Language

This book is a comparative study of vague language based on naturally occurring data of L1 and L2 speakers in academic settings.

Communicating through Vague Language

Communicating through Vague Language

This book is a comparative study of vague language based on naturally occurring data of L1 and L2 speakers in academic settings. It explores how L2 learners have diverse and culturally specific needs for vague language compared with L1s, and are generally vaguer.

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Communicating through Vague Language
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Peyman G.P. Sabet, Grace Q. Zhang
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-29 - Publisher: Springer

This book is a comparative study of vague language based on naturally occurring data of L1 and L2 speakers in academic settings. It explores how L2 learners have diverse and culturally specific needs for vague language compared with L1s, and are generally vaguer.
Vague Language, Elasticity Theory and the Use of ‘Some’
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Grace Qiao Zhang, Nhu Nguyet Le
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In Vague Language, Elasticity Theory and the Use of 'Some', Nguyet Nhu Le and Grace Qiao Zhang present the first comprehensive study of the word 'some', focusing on its elasticity. In particular, they consider how 'some' is both a quantifier and a qualifier, has positive or negative meanings, and has
Communicating through Vague Language
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Peyman G.P. Sabet, Grace Q. Zhang
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-14 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book is a comparative study of vague language based on naturally occurring data of L1 and L2 speakers in academic settings. It explores how L2 learners have diverse and culturally specific needs for vague language compared with L1s, and are generally vaguer.
Elastic Language in Persuasion and Comforting
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Grace Zhang, Vahid Parvaresh
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-28 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This innovative book examines the discourse of reality television, and the elasticity of language in the popular talent show The Voice from a cross-cultural perspective. Analysing how and why elastic language is used in persuasion and comforting, a comparison between Chinese and English is made, and the authors highlight the
Elastic Language
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Grace Q. Zhang
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-27 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Elastic language carries non-specific and stretchable meaning, as in 'He loves her, kind of'. It is used like a slingshot, targeting various strategic goals. Consolidating current research and charting new directions, this book develops a refreshing theory of elasticity, empirically attested by natural language data from tension-prone encounters between Australian