A Psycholinguistic Investigation of Hesitation Strategies in Miller’s Death of a Salesman

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Manar Kareem Lafta, Mrzooqa T. Raheel, Ansam A. Flefil Al Hussainawy


The current study examines hesitation strategies from a psychological point of view. It is conducted on Miller’s Death of a salesman. The play was analysed in order to find the number of hesitation strategies used by each character and the number of each type of hesitation strategies in the play. The results of the study proved that the hesitation strategy of repetition is the most frequently used one and the character of Willy, who shows obvious signs of an unstable psychological state, is the most hesitant character.

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