Hedging in scientific research articles / Ken Hyland.
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|Subject:||Research > Methodology.
Recherche > Méthodologie.
- ISBN: 9789027282583
- ISBN: 9027282587
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 307 pages) : illustrations.
- Publisher: Amsterdam ; John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1998.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary:|| This book provides a comprehensive study of hedging in academic research papers, relating a systematic analysis of forms to a pragmatic explanation for their use. Based on a detailed examination of journal articles and interviews with research scientists, the study shows that the extensive use of possibility and tentativeness in research writing is intimately connected to the social and institutional practices of academic communities and is at the heart of how knowledge comes to be socially accredited through texts. The study identifies the major forms, functions and distribution of hedges and.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.