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Evaluative Meanings as “Attitude"

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PROLOGUE

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Academic Writing

Evaluative Meanings as Appraisal

Appraisal. noun. The act or result of judging the worth or value of something or someone.

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ISSUES TRADITIONAL GRAMMAR BRINGS TO UNDERSTANDING “EVALUATION”

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The Incredible “However” (2)

To continue the discussion of the first part of this topic, let me first recap what it means by ‘counterexpectancy’. ‘Counterexpectancy’ is a term covering the meaning of ‘what goes against the expected’. 732 more words

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The Incredible "However" (1)

“Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however, and if you can do both things, then that’s fantastic, but if you are a writer, the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet.” — Bryan Adams… 271 more words

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Present Participles

I am nearing the end of a third year university module on linguistics. Not enjoying it, frankly. It’s like literary criticism with a certain amount of maths and an awful lot of stating the blindingly obvious. 150 more words

Fiction

bookless

I have been plodding away with lots of reading and quite enjoying it:

Re-reading a lot of theoretical stuff that I haven’t read for a very long time… 160 more words

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