Interpreting uncertainty terms.

Abstract

Uncertainty terms (e.g., some, possible, good, etc.) are words that do not have a fixed referent and hence are relatively ambiguous. A model is proposed that specifies how, from the hearer's perspective, recognition of facework as a potential motive for the use of an uncertainty term results in a calibration of the intended meaning of that term. Four… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0036930

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@article{Holtgraves2014InterpretingUT, title={Interpreting uncertainty terms.}, author={Thomas Holtgraves}, journal={Journal of personality and social psychology}, year={2014}, volume={107 2}, pages={219-28} }