Comparison of Hedging Devices in Published Research Articles by Indonesian and English Native Writers: A Corpus Based Study

Ika Kartikasari


Abstract: This study aims to compare how Indonesian and English Native writers use hedges in their published research articles. The source of data was 40 research articles published in English written by Indonesian and English Native writers. The study investigated three sections of each research article (Introduction, Discussion, and Conclusion) where hedging devices are usually used. To get the hedge frequencies, the data were analysed using concordance program called AntFileConverter (1.2.1) and AntConc (3.5.0). The types of hedges were categorized based on hedges taxonomy adapted from Selager-Meyer. The result of the study provides the implication that Indonesian scholars need a special instruction especially which focus on hedges proposition.
Key Words: hedges, research articles, corpus based study

Abstrak: Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui bagaimana penulis Indonesia dan penutur asli bahasa Inggris menggunakan hedges pada artikel penelitian terpublikasi. Sumber data diambil dari 40 artikel berbahasa Inggris yang ditulis oleh penulis Indonesia dan penutur asli bahasa Inggris. Penelitian terfokus pada tiga bagian utama dari artikel penelitian (Pendahuluan, Diskusi, dan Kesimpulan) dimana hedges sering digunakan. Untuk menghitung frekuensi hedges, data dianalisis menggunakan program kecocokan, yaitu AntFileConverter (1.2.1) and AntConc (3.5.0). Tipe hedges dikategorikan menurut taksonomi yang diadaptasi dari Selager-Meyer. Hasil penelitian memberikan implikasi bahwa para praktisi pendidikan Indonesia memerlukan intervensi pedagogis yang dirancang khusus untuk membekali mereka dengan pengetahuan tentang hedges.
Kata kunci: lindung nilai, artikel penelitian, studi berbasis corpus


hedges; research articles; corpus based study

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