Speech Communication of British Teenagers: Understatement or Overstatement?

2 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2021

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Ekaterina Vlasova

Department of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)

Date Written: May 30, 2021

Abstract

The author examines the speech communication of British teenagers which involves the implementation of understatement and overstatement. Understatement softens negative emotions and promotes the manifestation of a critical attitude towards yourself and overstatement is aimed at rapprochement and maintaining friendly relations.

Keywords: understatement, overstatement, British teenagers, speech communication

JEL Classification: Linguistics, Sociolinguistics

Suggested Citation

Vlasova, Ekaterina, Speech Communication of British Teenagers: Understatement or Overstatement? (May 30, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3856451 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3856451

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