Analyzing Hedges in Verbal Communication: An Adaptation-Based Approach

Yuling Wang


Based on Adaptation Theory, the article analyzes the production process of hedges. The procedure consists of the continuous making of choices in linguistic forms and communicative strategies. These choices are made just for adaptation to the contextual correlates. Besides, the adaptation process is dynamic, intentional and bidirectional.

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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