Hedges are a significant resource for academics. However, we know
little about how hedging is expressed or the functions it serves in
different disciplines or genres. English for Specific Purposes
(ESP) students are often advised to avoid hedges and to adopt a
detached style in their writings. The ability to hedge statements
appropriately is essential to effective academic success. In this
paper we explores the importance and frequency of hedges in
research articles in two different disciplines (humanistic and
scientific). It presents the results of a review of 60 research
articles, discussing the importance, frequency and realization of
hedges in both scientific and humanistic articles. Thirty
scientific and thirty humanistic articles are selected from
journals and compared to identify the frequency of hedges used in
both kinds of texts. The results show that it is the humanistic
texts which are mostly frequented according to the use of hedges in
comparison with scientific texts. This study can, therefore, make
an important contribution to the understanding of the practical
reasoning and persuasion in scientific and humanistic writing.
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