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Would as a hedging device in an Irish context: an intra-varietal comparison of institutionalised spoken interaction

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Show simple item record Farr, Fiona O'Keeffe, Anne 2015-07-29T15:19:03Z 2015-07-29T15:19:03Z 2002
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Hedging is an interactional strategy that speakers and writers avail of in communication, and they do so in a variety of ways and for different reasons. The purpose of this study is to look at one hedging device in two institutional settings of face-to-face spoken interaction in Irish settings. Hedging is borne out of its conditions of use, its context, which extends beyond the institutional setting to the society which initially institutionalised these interactions. We have chosen to look at the modal verb would as a hedging device in the following institutionalised settings in Irish society: (1) radio phone in on national Irish radio (henceforth RPI), and (2) post-observation teacher training interaction in an Irish university as part of a post graduate teacher training programme (hereafter POTTI). For the purposes of our analysis, we will use two corpora of transcribed data from these settings. In doing so, we aim to build on the sentiments of Clemen (1997: 235) and show that hedging is achieved primarily by setting utterance in context rather than by straightforward statement. Indeed it is our contention that ‘context’ should be extended to levels that allow for the inclusion of the socio-cultural norms prevalent in the setting from which our data has emerged. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation, Reppen, Randi, Fitzmaurice, Susan M & Biber, Douglas (eds);pp. 25-48
dc.rights © John Benjamins Publishing Company. This material is under copyright and the publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form. en_US
dc.subject communication en_US
dc.subject hedging en_US
dc.subject speakers en_US
dc.title Would as a hedging device in an Irish context: an intra-varietal comparison of institutionalised spoken interaction en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2015-07-29T14:59:40Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1112975
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status Peer reviewed

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