1. Vague Language and Interpersonal Communication: An Analysis of Adolescent Intercultural Conversation

Yen-Liang Lin

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, , Pages 69-81

Abstract
  This paper is concerned with the analysis of the spoken language of teenagers, taken from a newly developed specialised corpus the British and Taiwanese Teenage Intercultural Communication Corpus (BATTICC). More specifically, the study employs a discourse analytical approach to examine vague language ...  Read More

2. Language and the Socio-Cultural Worlds of Those Who Use it: A Case of Vague Expressions

Vahid Parvaresh; Azizullah Dabghi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 74-88

Abstract
   The present study is an attempt to investigate the use of vague expressions by intermediate EFL learners. More specifically, the current study focuses on the structures and functions of one of the most common categories of vague language, i.e. general extenders. The data include a 22-hour corpus ...  Read More