Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Downgrade

Downgrade

A downgrade is a move that weakens or mitigates a previous utterance in order to make it more acceptable.

(English)

  • Adding an offer of assistance to a request in order to make it more acceptable
  • Suggesting ways a request could be easily accomplished in order to make it more acceptable
Page/s: 164–165, 177
Source: Moerman 1988

Moerman, Michael. 1988.Talking culture: Ethnography and conversation analysis. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

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