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Linguistic Analysis of Disputed Meanings: Threats

  1. Tammy Gales

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0711

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Gales, T. 2012. Linguistic Analysis of Disputed Meanings: Threats. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

Threats are intentional speech acts that use “language to send a message” and “bring about a desired transfer of information” (Fraser, 1998, p. 160).

Keywords:

  • discourse analysis;
  • pragmatics;
  • sociolinguistics;
  • corpus;
  • forensic linguistics