A Cognitive Analysis of Hedges in Teacher Talk

Xiaoting LI

Abstract


Teacher talk considerably contributes to teacher-student interaction which is a major medium of classroom exchange and the adoption of hedges in teacher talk can lead to their negotiation of meaning and be the samples for students to learn a second language. The paper is intended to approach the linguistic phenomenon concerning the application and construal of hedges in teacher talk of the classroom context from the perspective of prototype theory in order to reveal the enlightenment and significance of hedges application in second language learning.


Keywords


Hedges; Prototype theory; Teacher talk; Negotiation of meaning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/7766

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