Understatements and Hedges in English.

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

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Author / Creator:Hübler, Axel.
Imprint:Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1983.
Description:1 online resource (202 pages)
Language:English
Series:Pragmatics & beyond, 0166-6258 ; 4:6
Pragmatics & beyond ; 4:6.
Subject:Figures of speech.
Understatement.
English language -- Spoken English.
National characteristics, English.
English language -- Syntax.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Psycholinguistics.
English language -- Spoken English.
English language -- Syntax.
Figures of speech.
National characteristics, English.
Understatement.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11122167
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ISBN:9789027280336
9027280339
1283359472
9781283359474
9786613359476
6613359475
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192).
English.
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Summary:The goal of this monograph is a comprehensive analysis of understatements and other forms of non-direct speech (hedges) in modern English. 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 formed by means of the following grammatical categories: negation of predicates, gradation of predicates, modalization of affirmative sentences by means of parenthetical verbs, modal adverbs, modal verbs, and questions.
Other form:Print version: Hübler, Axel. Understatements and Hedges in English. Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©1983 9789027225313