EXPLORING HEDGES IN EFL LEARNERS’ SOME SELECTED UNDERGRADUATE THESIS

Sri Maryati, (2016) EXPLORING HEDGES IN EFL LEARNERS’ SOME SELECTED UNDERGRADUATE THESIS. Bachelor thesis, IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon.

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Abstract

Sri Maryati (14121310362): “EXPLORING HEDGES IN EFL LERANERS’ SOME SELECTED UNDERGRADUATE THESIS” Undergraduate Thesis 2016 Hedges devices have become a crucial issue in language learning. The study of hedges brings discussion of type of hedges and relates to interpersonal meaning used in EFL learners’ undergraduate thesis. One aspect that is highlighted in the hedges is how to deliver the argument in order to be accepted by the reader within the scope of the making of undergraduate thesis. The term of the hedges plays different types and interaction management in making undergraduate thesis. There are some types of hedges and interaction management that are used by EFL learners. This research is intended to: 1) identify what types of hedges are commonly used by the students, 2) describe hedges choices relate to interpersonal meaning. This research is based on the fact that in writing undergraduate thesis, writers are still confused about how to convey an argument to be understood and there is no misunderstanding by the reader. This research applied qualitative research method in analyzing the data since the researcher attempts to explore deeply types of hedges that are used and find the type of interaction on the writing of undergraduate thesis of EFL learners. The data are taken from a stratified purposive sampling (high, medium, low score). They are three data of undergraduate students in 2015. In this research the main instrument is the researcher herself. The researcher uses the theory of Hyland’s taxonomy as the foundations in analyzing the data of this research. After conducting research, the researcher obtains the results of this research. The research findings of first research question shows that there are two types of hedges that often found. They are modal verbs (43,04%) and lexical verbs (32,91%) primarily on epistemic evidental in lexical hedges. The types found are referred to the level of certainty and uncertainty in presenting arguments. Meanwhile, in the non-lexical hedges the harmonic combination (54,34%) occupies the high position in the use of three data. It means that the authors avoid personal responsibility for validity of the proposition. The research findings of second research question shows that hedges related to interpersonal meaning that used personal attribution. The average writers of the three data use metatext (52%) to guide the reader rather than the use of writer-reader interaction (48%) which focuses on the writer-reader relationship. In conclusion, hedges are important aspects in writing learning that help students to be professional writers. Keywords: Hedges, EFL Leraner, Metadiscourse, Interpersonal Metadiscourse

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Subjects: Pendidikan > Pendidikan (Umum)
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > 3. Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: tuti alawiyah alawiyah
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 04:08
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 04:08
URI: http://repository.syekhnurjati.ac.id/id/eprint/2678

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