Essays about: "pragmaticalization"

Found 1 essay containing the word pragmaticalization.

  1. 1. I’m sure women use more hedges, I think : A study comparing male and female usage of hedges

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Andriette Engström; [2018]
    Keywords : Hedges; I think; I’m sure; pragmaticalization; grammaticalization;

    Abstract : This study reexamines Lakoff’s (1973) claim that women use more hedges than men is true. Because of the vast number of hedges, this study focuses on two hedges: I think and I’m sure. It also investigates how the included hedges are used by men and women to express belief and opinion. READ MORE