A Sociolinguistic Analysis on Hedges
Liu Fang (Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, 130022)
Hedges was first put forward by George Lakoff in 1972. He mainly researched the meaning criteria and fuzzy logic of hedges. Later other linguists have begun to talk about the social function of hedges, which makes this research more comprehensive. The social function of hedges is relatively more practical for us. Only when we know it, can we use hedges in appropriate terms according to our gender, social status, profession and definite occasions.
【CateGory Index】： H0