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Henkel, Jacqueline. 1983. Mitigation, indirection, and women's speech: A speech act approach. Papers from the Mid-America Linguistics Conference 1982 : 76–90.
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An investigation intended to demonstrate what is the real nature of mitigation, indirection, hedges etc. in women's linguistic behavior: an expression of insecurity, or a discourse strategy intended to influence the hearer.