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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis recenzuojamoje užsienio tarptautinės konferencijos medžiagoje / Article in peer-reviewed foreign international conference proceedings (P1d)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Ruzaitė, Jūratė
Title: Intervarietal language differences in professional settings : Vagueness in British and American academic discourse
Is part of: Proceedings of the Ninth Nordic Conference for English Studies [Online version] / Ed. by Tim Caudery; University of Aarhus. Denmark : University of Aarhus, 2008
Extent: p. 1-16
Date: 2008
Keywords: Language differences;British english;American english
Abstract: The paper presents the main peculiarities of vague language used in academic settings, a special focus being on the differences between American and British English. The paper aims at looking at intervarietal differences and the main features of spoken academic discourse in the two varieties in relation to one category of vague language. The category under investigation is approximators (e.g. about, approximately). The investigation is based on corpus data and has some language teaching implications
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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