Vague Language Explored by Joan Cutting

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Discourse analysis,
  • Pragmatics,
  • Psycholinguistics,
  • Sociolinguistics,
  • Semantics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Language,
  • Linguistics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics,
  • Ambiguity,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8401121M
ISBN 10140398817X
ISBN 109781403988171

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This book examines its function. It spans genre analysis, critical discourse analysis, psycholinguistics and cross-cultural sociolinguistics, and suggests applications in TEFL and directions for future research. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction to Vague language explored / Joan Cutting --'This we have done': the vagueness of poetry and public relations / Guy Cook --'About twelve thousand or so': vagueness in North American and UK offices / Almut Koester --Caught between professional.

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Thus a University of Edinburgh colleague once ended an email to me, ‘See you whenever it is, if not before,’ and another, also from the university, engaged me in this email exchange:Cited by: 8. Vague words, like tall, rich, and old, lack clear boundaries of application: no clear line divides the tall people from the above average, or the old people from the middle-aged.

Because they lack clear boundaries, these ordinary words cause logical and semantic problems in various disciplines including philosophy, decision theory, and the law.

Cited by: 9. Vague Language Explored Joan Cutting The ability to use vague language (''bags of time'', ''doing stuff'', ''sort of thing'', ''and all that'') is an aspect of communicative competence of considerable social importance.

Abstract. Existing studies focus on the effectiveness of vague language (VL).This study offers a balanced account by highlighting the ineffectiveness of from institutional data involving the interactions between Australian custom officers and passengers, this study finds that while VL was effective in most cases, it was challenged in 8 % of : Grace Q.

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Martin Guardado; Read more. Article. Vague expressions - English Grammar Today - a reference to written and spoken English grammar and usage - Cambridge Dictionary.

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Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback $ 7 Price: $ Vague Language Explored 作者: Cutting, Joan 编 出版社: Palgrave Macmillan 出版年: 页数: 定价: $ 装帧: HRD ISBN: 豆瓣评分. In book: Vague Language Explored, pp Cite this publication. Joan Cutting. ; The University of Edinburgh; Abstract.

In this chapter, I describe my Author: Joan Cutting. Definition of vague written for English Language Learners from the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary with audio pronunciations, usage examples, and count/noncount noun labels.

"The difference between ambiguity and vagueness is a matter of whether two or more meanings associated with a given phonological form are distinct (ambiguous), or united as non-distinguished subcases of a single, more general meaning (vague).

A standard example of ambiguity is bank 'financial institution' vs. bank 'land at river's edge,' where the meanings are Author: Richard Nordquist.

Vagueness is commonly demonstrated by the Sorites paradox. A standard form of this paradox features a man sequence of progressively taller men, starting with a paradigm case of a short man at one extreme, say George Costanza, and at the other extreme, a paradigm case of a tall one, say Kramer.

Base step: Man 1 (George Costanza) is short. writing the seminal book Vague Language, Joan Cutting for editing the volume Vague Language Explored, and all the authors who contributed to Vague Language Explored. These books provided the first answers to my question: what is known about vague language, and how does it.

Vague writing is weak writing. Precision is the domain of the skilled and confident author. As the creator of your worlds and your characters, you will always have the ability to make statements of authority in your writing. Vague Language. Joanna Channell. Oxford University Press () Abstract Vagueness and Indeterminacy, Misc in Philosophy of Language (categorize this paper) Buy the book $ used $ new Amazon page: ISBN(s) Options Edit this record.

Mark as duplicate. Vague Predicates and Language Games. Rohit Parikh - - Theoria Buy the book: $ used (8% off) $. Being vague Vague language is words and phrases that aren't very exact or precise.

You might want to use these phrases if you aren't sure of all the. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. semantics tutorial Type 1 responses umpteen understand University of Nottingham utterance vague category identifiers vague expressions vague language vague quantifiers vague tag Wachtel Winston Graham words writing.

Vague language is used by speakers for many purposes. When a speaker wants to give some criticism, refusal, or deliver messages that might be unpleasant for the hearer, vague language will be one of the appropriate ways to go about is considered the ‘smooth’ way to deliver messages that might hurt the : Jaufillaili Jaufillaili, Eva Tuckyta Sari Sujatna, Dian Indira, Lia Maulia Indrayani.

Cutting, "Vague Language Explored" English | | ISBN: X | PDF | pages: | mb. Vague language is language that talks about something without directly saying what it is. Avoid vague language in your essays whenever possible, since it makes your ideas more difficult to follow.

In speech or writing, vagueness is the imprecise o. Vague language, therefore can have an informal, “socially cohesive function” (Cutting,p.

O’Keeffe et al. () also note that one central function of vague language is to hedge assertions or to make them fuzzy by allowing speakers to downtone what they say. In this regard, vague language softens expressions, so.

Vague words, like tall, rich, and old, lack clear boundaries of application: no clear line divides the tall people from the above average, or the old people from the middle-aged.

Because they lack clear boundaries, these ordinary words cause logical and semantic problems in various disciplines including philosophy, decision theory, and the law.

Not only is the procedure tortuous, but the answers are always vague, laconic, and of the type which say 'you are right, but it is not within my remit'. Procedura jest zawiła, a odpowiedzi są zawsze niejednoznaczne, lakoniczne i są w rodzaju "ma Pan rację, ale to nie leży w mojej gestii”.

There are about people working in this company.; There are approximately people working in this company.; There are a large number of students interested in taking his course.; It's almost impossible to get tickets for the concert. Management predicts up to 50% growth for the coming year.; It's kind of a bottle opener which can also be used to peel Author: Kenneth Beare.

The language point page for episode Archive Language Point Vague language: Background: We use vague language when we do not want to be (or cannot be) exact, accurate and precise. For vague language, uncertainty, imprecision, relativity are its essential features. For example, the sentence "The price seems to be a little bit high" is a vague expression.

In this sentence, "a little bit" and "high" can not tell the hearer how high the price is or the exact degree of "high". Also, the word "high" is being discussed. Correcting Vague Language. Vague language is language that talks about something without directly saying what it is. Avoid vague language in your essays whenever possible, since it makes your ideas more difficult to follow.

The following are examples of vague words or expressions, along with more specific ones. This paper investigates the use of “vague language” (Channell, ) in English L1 and L2 speaker particular, the item “thing”, which is used about times more often by the L1 than the L2 speakers, is analysed in job interviews in by: A vague introduction is an article lead that begins with non-definitive or otherwise equivocal language, such that only reveals and discusses a concept's ambiguities or peculiarities, rather than its actual substance.

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