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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 ...
What's in a name? - vocatives in casual conversations and radio phone-in calls
(Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2003)
This paper looks at the use of vocatives across two corpora: the 5-million word Cambridge and Nottingham Corpus of Discourse in English (CANCODE) and a 55,000-word corpus of radio phone-in calls. 100 vocatives are sampled ...
Looking out for love and all the rest of it: vague category markers as shared social space (Pre-published version)
(Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007)