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Title: ‘What the _?’ On the use of ellipsis and silence in sarcastic media and electoral discourse in Hong Kong
Authors: Wai, BLM
Yap, FH 
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Source: The 7th Annual International Free Linguistics Conference (FLC), 27-28 September 2013, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong How to cite?
Abstract: The objectives of this presentation are:
1. To investigate how Hong Kong politicians discredit rivals through verbal indirectness strategies and mitigation of face-threats in tense election competition.
2. To explore the strategies employed by news media to express public dissatisfaction through a critical and attention- drawing, yet playful and humourous tone.
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