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ERIC Number: EJ555613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0889-4906
Hedging in Academic Writing: Some Theoretical Problems.
Crompton, Peter
English for Specific Purposes, v16 n4 p271-87 1997
Reviews and evaluates some of the different ways in which the term "hedge" has been understood and defined in the literature. The article suggests that "hedge" is more usefully reserved for expressions of epistemic modality, or markers of provisionality as attached to new knowledge claims. (20 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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