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Criticizing Facts
Criticizing facts

So where are we now? So far I have focused on some of the principal ways in which descriptions are established as neutral, factual and independent of the speaker. I have considered how they are hiked up the hierarchy of modalization and pushed back down again. I have also studied some of the tasks done by factual discourse and the way specific discourse constructions contribute to their achievement. In this final chapter I will try to tease out some of the implications of the arguments and analyses presented above.

To start with I will return to consider the implications of this work for how we should understand the nature of descriptions and, more broadly, for the theoretical perspective of constructionism. After that I ...

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