Publication details [#56818]

Jalilifar, Alireza and Maryam Alavi-Nia. 2012. We are surprised; wasn’t Iran disgraced there? A functional analysis of hedges and boosters in televised Iranian and American presidential debates. Discourse & Communication 6 (2) : 135–161.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
SAGE Publications


This crosslinguistic study compares the persuasive effect of metadiscursive hedging and boosting strategies exploited by the winners of American and Iranian presidential elections (Obama and Ahmadinejad) during one of their latest televised debates.