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Communicating through Vague Language

A Comparative Study of L1 and L2 Speakers

  • Peyman G. P. Sabet
  • Grace Q. Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peyman G. P. Sabet, Grace Q. Zhang
    Pages 1-3
  3. Peyman G. P. Sabet, Grace Q. Zhang
    Pages 4-32
  4. Peyman G. P. Sabet, Grace Q. Zhang
    Pages 33-46
  5. Peyman G. P. Sabet, Grace Q. Zhang
    Pages 47-112
  6. Peyman G. P. Sabet, Grace Q. Zhang
    Pages 113-150
  7. Peyman G. P. Sabet, Grace Q. Zhang
    Pages 151-188
  8. Peyman G. P. Sabet, Grace Q. Zhang
    Pages 189-197
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 198-213

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

comparative first language foundation language methodology second language

Authors and affiliations

  • Peyman G. P. Sabet
    • 1
  • Grace Q. Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Curtin UniversityAustralia

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