Brownbag Lecture: Hedging or Boosting, A Corpus-based Analysis of British Parliamentary Debates

AKSB 904, Beirut campus

The English Department is hosting a series of lunchtime lectures on different topics in literature, linguistics and related areas from mid-March through mid-April. The events are part of the department’s Brownbag Lunch Series, so named because they take place over lunch, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own food.  

On April 13, Instructor of English and Moral Reasoning Reine Azzi will talk debate – specifically the debate styles used in British Parliament and two techniques called “hedging” and “boosting.”