Gender discourse marker – hedge you know (on the material of English television interview)

Цапро, Галина Юріївна (2015) Gender discourse marker – hedge you know (on the material of English television interview) Наукові праці : науково-методичний журнал. Серія "Філологія. Мовознавство", 240 (252). pp. 6-11. ISSN 2310-9858


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The article focuses on the study of gender discourse markers in particular hedge ‘you know’. The objective of the study is to present classification of the hedge ‘you know’. CNN Larry King Live television interviews from 2005 till 2010 have been chosen as preferable and are considered to be indicative of gender linguistic immanence. Interviewees participating in television show use a great variety of different combinations of hedges. Complex research methodology that includes pragmatic, contextually-interpretative and auditory analysis has been applied to single out hedges ‘you know’ and to identify their characteristic features. The background for the study is the Holmes’ classification of the hedge ‘you know’. Taking into account the fact that hedges were studied in female speech and therefore classified accordingly, the research has aimed at broadening Holmes’ classification studying both male and female interviewees’ speech. Thus hedges have been singled out in two types of utterances expressing either the speaker’s certainty or uncertainty. Accordingly to the first type hedges ‘you know’ with functions of conjoint knowledge and attributive and emphatic functions have been referred. The second type is represented by hedges ‘you know’ with functions of false start, qualifying and appealing function.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender; English television interview; discourse marker; hedging; hedge ‘you know’
Subjects: Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Humanitarian Institute > Chair of English Philology
Depositing User: доцент Галина Юріївна Цапро
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 08:41
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 08:41

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