To hedge or not to hedge: the use of epistemic modal expressions in popular science in English texts, English–German translations, and German original texts

  title={To hedge or not to hedge: the use of epistemic modal expressions in popular science in English texts, English–German translations, and German original texts},
  author={Svenja Kranich},
Abstract Hedging plays a significant role in both scientific writing proper and its popularized form. However, most research has concentrated on the former text type, while comparatively little attention has been paid to the phenomenon in popular science. The present study uses a corpus of English popular scientific articles, their German translations, and original German popular scientific articles to investigate the use of epistemic modal markers (such as might, could, perhaps), which… Expand

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