Intercultural Perspectives on Research Writing

| Universidad de Zaragoza
| Vilnius University
ISBN 9789027201973 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027263094 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume offers a fresh intercultural perspective on the discursive and rhetorical challenges non-Anglophone scholars face while writing and publishing in English for an international readership. The volume presents a wide spectrum of text-based intercultural analyses of academic texts written in L2 English. Placed in the context of a rapidly increasing role of English as the universal language of scientific and scholarly communication, the contributions attempt to explore native language influence on L2 English academic texts or, conversely, the influence of rhetorical or discursive features of English on L2 texts. Covering texts from Chinese to Lithuanian authors, the chapters in this volume offer a rich selection of lexico-grammatical, discursive and rhetorical elements analysed and compared across genres, disciplines and languages both within synchronic and diachronic perspectives. This volume will be of interest to both experienced and novice researchers in such fields as English for Academic Purposes, Intercultural Rhetoric, Genre Theory, Corpus Linguistics, and English as a Lingua Franca.
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 18]  2018.  x, 310 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface: Academic writing and non-Anglophone scholars
Ken Hyland
Introduction: Intercultural rhetoric approaches to the analysis of academic genres
Pilar Mur-Dueñas and Jolanta Šinkūnienė
Part I. Three-fold intercultural analysis
Chapter 1. A contrastive (English, Czech English, Czech) study of rhetorical functions of citations in Linguistics research articles
Olga Dontcheva-Navrátilová
Chapter 2. How to internationalise and empower academic research? The role of language and academic conventions in Linguistics
Jūratė Ruzaitė and Rūta Petrauskaitė
Chapter 3. The power of English: I and we in Lithuanian, Lithuanian English and British English research writing
Jolanta Šinkūnienė
Part II. Two-fold intercultural analysis
Chapter 4. “This dissonance” Bolstering credibility in academic abstracts
Geneviève Bordet
Chapter 5. Asserting research status, values and relevance in thesis abstracts of Science and Engineering
Maryam Mehrjooseresht and Ummul K. Ahmad
Chapter 6. Chinese writers of English RAs as creators of a research space in a national context: A diachronic study
Xinren Chen
Chapter 7. Conference abstracts in English: A challenge for non-Anglophone writers
Renata Povolná
Part III. Intercultural analysis on the move
Chapter 8. Hybrid rhetorical structure in English Sociology research article abstracts: The ambit of ELF and translation
Rosa Lorés-Sanz
Chapter 9. Epistemic stance and authorial presence in scientific research writing: Hedges, boosters and self-mentions across disciplines and writer groups
Jingjing Wang and Feng (Kevin) Jiang
Chapter 10. Publishing in English: ELF writers, textual voices and metadiscourse
Marina Bondi and Carlotta Borelli
Chapter 11. Not the same, but how different? Comparing the use of reformulation markers in ELF and in ENL research articles
Silvia Murillo
Chapter 12. Evaluation in research article introductions in the Social Sciences written by English as a Lingua Franca and English native users
Enrique Lafuente-Millán
Chapter 13. Exploring ELF manuscripts: An analysis of the anticipatory it pattern with an interpersonal function
Pilar Mur-Dueñas
Afterword: Intercultural rhetoric, English as a lingua franca and research writing
Ulla Connor
About the authors
“This important collection of papers makes a significant and timely contribution to research on the intercultural dimension of research writing. Its thirteen authoritative chapters deal with the major genres (research article and abstract) and provide empirical analyses within a wide range of linguistic, cultural and disciplinary contexts. Given the ever-increasing pressure to publish in English, this volume will be essential reading not only for scholars working in the field of intercultural studies, but also for EAP professionals keen to develop their knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by L2 writers of research genres.”
“This volume offers excellent insights into various forms of academic writing across cultures. The chapters provide in-depth perspectives on how scholars belonging to different contexts and disciplines cope with their need to communicate the results of their research at a global level by using the English language. This book makes an important contribution to the literature on Intercultural Rhetoric.”
“For me the most important aspect of this book is the raising of awareness of how a new and vital academic English is developing. As Jenkins (2011) reminds us what is important in academic writing is clarity, effectiveness and the contextual appropriateness of the communication. She notes that “while high academic standards are vital, native-like English is not” (Jenkins, 2011: 932). For this reason alone this book deserves a place on our bookshelves.”
“This book, without doubt, is a must-read, as it provides an excellent analysis of research publication genres for using sound theoretical approaches and reliable and valid sets of data with some unprecedented findings.”
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