The elastic use of 'some': a comparative study between l1 and l2 speakers in educational settings
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This study explored some using a refreshing approach: focusing on its elasticity. It was a comparative study of L1 (American) and L2 (Chinese and Vietnamese) speakers and found that L2 speakers are vaguer than L1 speakers, and that the elasticity of some is manifested through the fluid, stretchable and strategic features of some’s pragmatic meanings and functions. The implication is that an understanding of its elastic nature may be integrated into the curriculum of English language teaching.
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