Occupying Niches: Interculturality, Cross-culturality and Aculturality in Academic Research

Occupying Niches: Interculturality, Cross-culturality and Aculturality in Academic Research

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This book presents a collection of thematically focused articles addressing culture-specific features of academic communication, with a particular focus on communication conducted in English as an Additional Language and directed at multicultural audiences. It comprises papers arranged in four sections: Expert writers, Novice writers and readers, Conference participants, and Non-research academic genres. The book explicitly addresses and is centred upon the concept of a research niche understood as a space to be captured and populated, as a temporary location to move or grow out of in the course of individual professional development from novice to expert, and as a space to consciously reach beyond, delimited by onea€™s linguistic, cultural, educational, and geopolitical background. Here the niche is approached as a frame of reference for discussion of what is culture-bound, culture-sensitive, and culture-free in the academic community and its practices.In the remainder of this article we will focus on questions related to issues of attribution, commitment and writer stance ... Although the distinction between statements of general disciplinary knowledge (called a#39;general referencea#39; by Charles ... The first concerns the frequency with which reporting that structures are used: only 5.9 per 10, 000 words in the FWE drafts, against 13.9 per 10, 000 w. in the NS set.


Title:Occupying Niches: Interculturality, Cross-culturality and Aculturality in Academic Research
Author: Andrzej Lyda, Krystyna Warchał
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-12-16
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