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Unformatted text preview: Ling 101 Chapter 15 Homework 4. Closings: It was nice seeing you. We should do this again sometime. I really should be going, I have a class now. Particularly effective closings provided some pretext or reasonable excuse for ending the conversation (for example, a commitment, such as “I have a class now” or “I have to get going.”). Other effective closings offered a compliment or positive message to the other person (“It was nice seeing you”). This was more effective than simply stating a desire to leave because it indicated respect and reciprocity in the interaction rather than making the other person feel as if they were being dismissed (as might be construed by the last example, in the list above, depending on the tone). 5. a. In an article in Time magazine, the euphemism “ incident ” was used in place of a more precise and direct term such as “crisis” or “disaster” to describe a roadside bombing of Marines in Haditha in Iraq. Ostensibly the euphemism was used so as not to “crisis” or “disaster” to describe a roadside bombing of Marines in Haditha in Iraq....
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2009 for the course LING 101 taught by Professor Galloway during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.
- Spring '09