IJLLL 2019 Vol.5(2): 112-116 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2019.5.2.212

The Means by which Writers Present a Proposition as an Opinion in English Research Articles

Chek K. Loi, S. Akkakoson, H. Bating, Norazah Mohd Suki, Chow T. Soon, and Nur Shafiekah Sapan
Abstract—The present study is a part of an ongoing research. It is both qualitative and quantitative and it aims to contribute to an understanding of how hedging devices and strategies are exploited throughout the sampled English research articles. The corpus of the present study is made up of the discussion sections of English research articles published between 2013 and 2017. Twenty English research article discussions restricted to empirical studies were randomly selected from the Journal of English for Academic Purposes. The statistical data measures (i) the percentage of total research article discussions employing the four hedging orientations and (ii) the percentage of total research article discussions employing hedging items in specific categories. Each hedging orientation is contributed by the linguistic items/taxonomy of hedges by Hyland (1996).

Index Terms—Hedging, qualitative, quantitative, pedagogical implication.

C. K. Loi, H. Bating, C. T. Soon, and Nur Shafiekah Sapan are with Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan Sungai Pagar, 87000 Labuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Malaysia (e-mail: lck734@yahoo.com).
S. Akkakoson is with King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, 1518, Phibulsongkram Road, Bangsue Bangkok 10800, Bangkok (e-mail: songyutbee@hotmail.com).
Norazah Mohd Suki is with Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), Universiti Utara Malaysia, Persiaran Perdana, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia (e-mail: azahsuki@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Chek K. Loi, S. Akkakoson, H. Bating, Norazah Mohd Suki, Chow T. Soon, and Nur Shafiekah Sapan, "The Means by which Writers Present a Proposition as an Opinion in English Research Articles," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 112-116, 2019.

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