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Title: Modal hedges in para-pharmaceutical product instructions: some examples from English and Serbian
Authors: Trbojevic Milosevic, Ivana
UNESCO Clasification: 570107 Lengua y literatura
550510 Filología
Issue Date: 2012
Journal: LFE. Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos 
Abstract: The paper investigates how modal hedges (Coates 1983) understood as expressions of procedural meaning , i.e. expressions which instruct the addressee/reader how to process the propositional content of an utterance/statement (Watts 2004) are used in product descriptions, advertisements and consumer instructions leaflets for a number of products belonging to the Consumer Health Care category for the purposes of complying with consumer protection laws on the one hand and serving as an implicit disclaimer of manufacturer’s responsibility on the other. The analysis is carried out contrastively for two languages, English and Serbian. The results obtained are discussed and viewed as a matter of cultural variety and difference, especially taking into consideration the fact that consumer protection laws seem to be equally strict in US, UK and Commonwealth, Europe and Serbia.
ISSN: 1133-1127
Source: LFE. Revista de lenguas para fines específicos. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1993-.-- ISSN 1133-1127.-- n. 18, 2012, p. 71
Appears in Collections:LFE, Rev. leng. fines específ. n.18, 2012 
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