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Post-colonialism, multi-culturalism, structuralism, feminism, post-modernism and so on so forth’ – vague language in academic discourse, a comparative analysis of form, function and context (Pre-published version)
(John Benjamins, 2008)
The use of vague language is one of the most common features of everyday spoken English. Speakers regularly use vague expressions to project shared knowledge (e.g., pens, books, and that sort of thing) as well as to make ...