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ERIC Number: EJ619920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
Hedges, Boosters and Lexical Invisibility: Noticing Modifiers in Academic Texts.
Hyland, Ken
Language Awareness, v9 n4 p179-97 2000
Examines the view that the items writers use to modify their claims in academic texts, commonly referred to as hedges and boosters, may actually be unnoticed by second language readers, a phenomenon known as the lexical invisibility hypothesis. Data is presented from a small retrospective think-aloud study that explores how 14 Cantonese first language undergraduates respond to hedges and boosters in an academic text. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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