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Mental Enlightenment Scientific-Methodological Journal

Abstract

Vague language exists in almost every culture and it denotes vague items, for example vague clauses, general extenders, general verbs, and general nouns, as well as vague modifiers such as, epistemic vague stance markers and vague quantifiers. Vague language in other words denotes phrases and words that are neither exact nor precise. This paper analyses the various definitions and theories of vague language and examines its use in the English language, in spoken discourse. There are some examples are provided in English context with Russian and Uzbek translations. It examines the ways in which vague language is used to convey subtle meanings and identifies it as a huge area of ongoing linguistic research. This paper explores vague language: connotative and denotative meaning of vague language, its social role, how people can interpret vague language in different contexts, use of vague language elements in the Russian and Uzbek languages.

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