Expert-Like Use of Hedges and Boosters in Research Articles Written by Polish and English Native-Speaker Writers

Research in Language

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Title Expert-Like Use of Hedges and Boosters in Research Articles Written by Polish and English Native-Speaker Writers
 
Creator Hryniuk, Katarzyna
 
Subject booster
corpus
hedge
metadiscourse
research article
writing for publication
 
Description The present study compares the use of main interpersonal metadiscourse markers - hedges and boosters - in a corpus of 40 research articles from the area of applied linguistics, written in English by native speakers and Polish writers. Used as communicative strategies, these words and expressions increase (boosters) or reduce (hedges) the force of arguments. In order to gain an in-depth insight and to achieve greater precision, in the analysis the author utilizes a concordance tool WordSmith 6.0 (Scott 2012). The results point to important discrepancies in the usage of these text features by authors representing different native languages and cultures. The study has important implications for developing competence in writing for publication in English as a Foreign Language.
 
Publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
 
Date 2018-09-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8078
10.2478/rela-2018-0013
 
Source Research in Language; Vol. 16 No. 3 (2018); 263-280
Research in Language; Tom 16 Nr 3 (2018); 263-280
1731-7533
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8078/7989
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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