Publication details [#1889]

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Hedges, as devices which increase or decrease fuzziness, are much used in political text in order to lessen a politician’s commitment to the truth of a proposition or to mitigate possible negative effects on an audience. Adopting Pinkal’s four-point classification, the author concentrates on ‘specifying hedges’ (‘real’, ‘true’, ‘proper’…) which attenuate indeterminateness. Asking whether a reader will be able to identify their pragmatic function e.g. the implication that an opponent is being criticized, she examines German and English translations in which they have been deleted, added or changed.
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