Publication details [#64247]

Mur-Dueñas, Pilar and Jolanta Šinkūnienė, eds. 2018. Intercultural Perspectives on Research Writing. (AILA Applied Linguistics Series 18). John Benjamins. x, 310 pp.
Publication type
Book – edited volume
Publication language
Language as a subject


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.