gives credibility to them more power

Discussion in 'English Only' started by SuprunP, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. SuprunP

    SuprunP Senior Member

    Ukraine
    Ukrainian & Russian
    Having words for metamessages, frame, and conversational style gives credibility to them more power to perceived but otherwise hard-to-defend emotions.
    (That's Not What I Meant!; D. Tannen)

    Would you be so kind as to tell me how exactly you read this sentence starting from 'gives credibility'?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Please check your transcription. I can't make sense of it.:(
     
  3. Glenfarclas Senior Member

    Chicago
    English (American)
    There's obviously an error, probably a word or some punctuation that has been omitted. Are you reading a printed book or a scanned copy?
     
  4. SuprunP

    SuprunP Senior Member

    Ukraine
    Ukrainian & Russian
    I'm having the same problem. :)
    The latter.
     
  5. Glenfarclas Senior Member

    Chicago
    English (American)
    Presumably it's a scanning error, then.
     
  6. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    The version I found had a comma after "them", which helps a bit:
    Having words for metamessages, frame, and conversational style gives credibility to them, more power to perceived but otherwise hard-to-defend emotions.
     
  7. SuprunP

    SuprunP Senior Member

    Ukraine
    Ukrainian & Russian
    Thank you everyone!
     

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