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By Mary Jane Curry, Theresa Lillis

ISBN-10: 0415468833

ISBN-13: 9780415468831

Academic Writing in an international Context addresses the difficulty of the strain on teachers all over the world to supply their paintings in English in scholarly publishing, and why the expansion of using educational English concerns.

Drawing on an 8 12 months ‘text-ethnographic’ learn of the studies of 50 students operating in Europe, this publication discusses those questions at either a macro and micro point – via discussions of information review platforms on all degrees, and research of the growth of a textual content in the direction of book. as well as this, case stories of person students of their neighborhood associations and international locations are used to demonstrate stories of utilizing English within the educational global.

Academic Writing in an international Context examines the effect of the starting to be dominance of English on educational writing for e-book globally. The authors discover the ways that the worldwide prestige attributed to English is impacting at the lives and practices of multilingual students operating in contexts the place English isn't the respectable language of communique and throws into aid the politics surrounding educational publishing.

This ebook should be of curiosity to postgraduates and execs within the fields of global Englishes, language and globalization and English Language Teaching.

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Globalization ‘from below’ As already stated, academic writing for publication cannot fail to be located and positioned globally within a global knowledge economy and a global economy of signs (Blommaert 2005). The approach in this book, in line with NLS and academic literacy/ies research more generally, is to adopt an ethnographic approach, focusing on scholars’ practices and experiences by drawing on a range of data sources collected and examined over an extended period of time. A range of data from the PAW study is used across the chapters in this book to illustrate what’s involved in the politics and practices of academic text production; it includes extracts from discussions with scholars, extracts from texts they have written, detailed accounts of the trajectories of their texts towards publication (including stories of rejection and acceptance), correspondence between authors, reviewers and editors, and official departmental and national documentation.

Thomson Reuters 2008a) And Garfield (1997: 641) explicitly offers a view on the location of academic text production in relation to ‘vernacular’ languages, by describing the state of publishing in the global south: Many Third World countries suffer by publishing dozens of marginal journals whose reason for being is questionable. I have urged them to combine the best material into larger regional journals to achieve a critical mass. In addition, their local funding sources need to adopt stringent criteria for publication including international peer review.

So this is the measure of the quality in a sense. (Discussion) 42 Publication in a globalized world The communities that multilingual scholars are writing for In characterizing the range of audiences scholars are writing for, below, we therefore work with all three notions – discourse, practice and speech. 8 – set alongside discussions, texts (see Methodological Tool 2: Talk around texts) and documentary data, such as curriculum vitae and departmental reports, we can characterize the communities scholars are writing for along several key dimensions: disciplinary, geolinguistic and applied versus theoretical.

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