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THE CONTRADICTION of CERTAINTY and UNCERTAINTY in HEDGING and ITS IMPLICATIONS to LANGUAGE TEACHING

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Author(s): Aylanda Nugroho

Journal: K@ta : a Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature
ISSN 1411-2639

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 26;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: hedging | hedges | a hedged statement | intensifier | qualifier | softener | politeness strategy | assertion | cooperative devices in conversation.

ABSTRACT
Hedging offers a contradiction in a way that it was “uncertain” words or phrases which in fact show certainty or accuracy. Second language learners need to learn to hedge appropriately in the second language in order not to sound rude or blunt.

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Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

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