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  • Mar 26, 2012
  • 08:11 PM

An In-depth Examination Of The Phrase "I Dunno"

Martin Gardiner / Science 2.0
Dr. Lynn Grant, who is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Languages and Social Sciences at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand ('The University for Changing the World') has recently completed a study which examined the linguistic properties of ‘I don’t know’ and ‘I dunno’. Finding that the phrases often find use as 'hedges', markers of uncertainty, and as politeness devices.

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