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  adjectiv(is)ation
  adjoindre
  adjoint
  adjonction
  adjuvant
  adnominal
  adoucissement
adoucisseur
  adposition
  adresse1
  adresse2
  s'adresser à
  adstrat
  adverbal
  adverbe

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English

hedge

Fr    adoucisseur, atténuateur1

nS

Synonym(s): downgrader, mitigator

Related term(s): hedging, politeness

Domain: Pragmatics

Source(s): Brown & Levinson: 145ff.; Crystal 2003: 216; ELL: 4261; IEL: Vol. I, 423; Leech 1983: 140 (hedged performative); Matthews 1997: 160; Quirk etal. 1985: 597-598; Trask 1993: 128; Wales 1989: 40-41


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  head-last language
  headless relative (clause)
  headword
  hearer
  hearing
  heavy syllable
  heavy-NP shift
hedge
  hedging
  height1
  height2
  helper
  hendiadys
  hermeneutic
  hermeneutics

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