The principle of objectivity in academic texts: Modalizing markers in German-Polish contrast
Students’ written works produced in an academic environment follow certain scientific conventions, such as formality or objectivity. The objective style of academic texts can be reflected in how the writer refers to the research of others or uses referential markers and modals. This paper is aimed at discussing several aspects related to objectivism and subjectivism in academic-scientific writing. Moreover, it shows the most frequent mistakes Polish students usually make in their L2 German academic texts, particularly in their bachelor and master theses.