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By G. Cook

ISBN-10: 0194371409

ISBN-13: 9780194371407

Discourse research - the research of spoken and written language in its social and mental context - offers vital insights for the language instructor. "Discourse" explains the correct conception and applies it to school room actions designed to enhance scholars' discourse talents. the instructor is then proven how those actions will be additional constructed in particular instructing events.

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When Russell (1923) famously claimed that most of natural language was hopelessly vague, he used measure phrases as examples, but added that they were vague “… to a lesser degree” than words like tall and red. The difficulty with accepting that this is vagueness lies in the fact that in principle we can always be more precise, whereas with vague predicates, precision is impossible. This may be an argument in favor of using precise scales for comparatives, since they provide a natural way to precisify by choosing smaller and smaller units of measurement.

Oxford University Press. Sorensen, R. (1988). Blindspots. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Sorensen, R. (2001). Vagueness and Contradiction. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Unger, P. (1975). Ignorance. Oxford University Press, New York. van Deemter, K. (1996). The sorites fallacy and the context-dependence of vague predicates. , Piñon, C. and de Swart, H. (eds), Quantifiers, Deduction, and Context, pp. 59–86. CSLI. van Deemter, K. (2010). Not Exactly – In Praise of Vagueness. Oxford University Press.

Imagine an experiment in which subjects are asked to judge the truth or falsity of a sentence like John is tall compared to Bill within a context that explicitly states the heights of John and Bill. The value of the standard remains constant over each trial, say if Bill is exactly six feet tall, but the height of the referent varies across the buffer zone. Sometimes there would be unanimity in responses, both within and across subjects: if John was six feet tall, just like Bill, everyone would agree that the sentence was false; and if John were seven feet tall, everyone would agree that it was true.

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