Edited by Pilar Mur-Dueñas and Jolanta Šinkūnienė
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series 18] 2018
► pp. 39–58
Chapter 2. How to internationalise and empower academic research?
The role of language and academic conventions in Linguistics
The current chapter accounts for the trends of internationalisation in research papers in Linguistics with a primary focus on academic conventions in articles published in a national journal in various languages (including Lithuanian and English) as compared to those published in a well-established international journal (solely in English). The trends of internationalisation are assessed with regard to the overall journal structure, publication languages, the degree of transnational cooperation, and the rhetorical structure of the papers. Based on the results, it is argued that in the field of Linguistics it is not so much the language that predetermines differences in the two journals, but the academic conventions that differ across cultures and publishing houses.