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Article: Talking to the academy forms of hedging in science research articles

TitleTalking to the academy forms of hedging in science research articles
Authors
Issue Date1996
PublisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal200767
Citation
Written Communication, 1996, v. 13 n. 2, p. 251-281 How to Cite?
AbstractHedging refers to linguistic strategies that qualify categorical commitment to express possibility rather than certainly. In scientific writing, hedging is central to effective argument: Hedging is arhetoricalmeansofgainingreaderacceptanceofclaims,allowing writers to convey their attitude to the truthof their statements and to anticipate possible objections. Because hedges allow writers to express claims with precision, caution, and modesty, they are a significant resource for academics. However, little is known about the way hedging is typically expressed in particular domains or the particular functions it serves in different genres. This article identifies the major forms, functions, and distribution of hedges in a corpus of 26 molecular biology research articles and describes the importance of hedging in this genre. © 1996 Sage Publications, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130132
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.2
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.345
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dc.contributor.authorHyland, KENen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:47:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:47:30Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_HK
dc.identifier.citationWritten Communication, 1996, v. 13 n. 2, p. 251-281en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0741-0883en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130132-
dc.description.abstractHedging refers to linguistic strategies that qualify categorical commitment to express possibility rather than certainly. In scientific writing, hedging is central to effective argument: Hedging is arhetoricalmeansofgainingreaderacceptanceofclaims,allowing writers to convey their attitude to the truthof their statements and to anticipate possible objections. Because hedges allow writers to express claims with precision, caution, and modesty, they are a significant resource for academics. However, little is known about the way hedging is typically expressed in particular domains or the particular functions it serves in different genres. This article identifies the major forms, functions, and distribution of hedges in a corpus of 26 molecular biology research articles and describes the importance of hedging in this genre. © 1996 Sage Publications, Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal200767en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofWritten Communicationen_HK
dc.titleTalking to the academy forms of hedging in science research articlesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHyland, KEN:khyland@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume13en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage251en_HK
dc.identifier.epage281en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1552-8472-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK

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