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Workshop "Show your voice in the text: Using boosting and hedging techniques"

Writing an academic paper can be compared to driving a car since there is a need to leverage the author’s attitude: hit the gas, using emphatic constructions when necessary, or slow down to soften the claims and use hedging when we are unsure. This workshop will focus on using some techniques, which will allow you to demonstrate your attitude towards ideas, varying the degree of emphasis. You will practice effective use of boosting and hedging nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs and some expressions in academic writing. Manipulation of certainty and doubt will be discussed from the point of view of reasonable distribution among different sections of academic paper. 

Speaker: Olga Karamalak, Ph.D. in linguistics, an associate professor of the HSE School of Foreign Languages (Moscow), an ICELT (In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching issued by Cambridge) holder, a member of the international association Distributed Language Group, a member of a research team in Switzerland Digital Fashion Communication (Università della Svizzera italiana), an alumna of American educational program Fulbright FLTA at Lees-McRae College (Banner Elk, NC) and German scientific program DAAD Immanuel Kant at Leibnitz University, Hannover.

Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Language: English
Date & Time: April 24, 17:30 - 19:30
Location: online

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