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Communicating through Vague Language

A Comparative Study of L1 and L2 Speakers

Authors: Sabet, Peyman, Zhang, Grace

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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.

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Peyman Sabet teaches ESL at Curtin University, Australia. He has taught sociolinguistics, and research methodology at Curtin University, and EFL, linguistics, teaching methodology and research methodology to undergraduate students of TEFL in Iran. His research interests include vague/elastic language and teacher education.

Grace Zhang is an Associate Professor at Curtin University, Australia. She has published extensively on vague/elastic language, including books and numerous journal articles. Her most recent book is Elastic Language: How and Why We Stretch Our Words.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communicating through Vague Language
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Study of L1 and L2 Speakers
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48638-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137486387
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48637-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 213
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