Second Language Learning and Teaching

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

Editors: Lyda, Andrzej, Warchał, Krystyna (Eds.)

  • Uniquely focuses on the concept of the research niche, on which no relevant studies having been undertaken so far
  • Contributes data from a wide range of academic genres and offers essential information on the ways in which these various genres interact in broader academic contexts
  • Provides data from a variety of cultural and linguistic contexts and will be of interest to readers from various cultures
  • Prepared by a team of internationally recognized authors
  • Will be of interest to both experienced and younger scholars who are beginning to present their research findings to international audiences
  • The studies included in this volume represent a variety of methodologies and employ different research tools, thus demonstrating the effectiveness of these methods and instruments in academic discourse studies
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About this book

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 one’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.

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“The book offers solid evidence for language-induced obstacles in publicizing and communicating local scholars’ research findings to an international audience as part of the efforts to increase the country’s global visibility in research strength. … this special volume makes a stimulating read for both researchers focusing on academic discourse analysis and English for Academic Purposes practitioners as well as academics from various disciplines keenly interested in developing international publication and presentation skills.” (Ningyang Chen, Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 9, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Łyda, Andrzej (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Citation Practices of Expert French Writers of English: Issues of Attribution and Stance

    Rowley-Jolivet, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 17-34

  • A Comparison of Author Reference in the Spanish Context of Biomedical RAs Publication

    Carciu, Oana Maria

    Pages 35-46

  • Positive Self-Evaluation and Negative Other-Evaluation in NSs’ and NNSs’ Scientific Discourse

    Kowalski, Grzegorz

    Pages 47-63

  • A Context-Based Approach to the Identification of Hedging Devices and Features of Writer-Reader Relationship in Academic Publications

    Mohd Noor, Maizura (et al.)

    Pages 65-78

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02526-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02525-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37932-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Occupying Niches: Interculturality, Cross-culturality and Aculturality in Academic Research
Editors
  • Andrzej Lyda
  • Krystyna Warchał
Series Title
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02526-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02526-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02525-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37932-6
Series ISSN
2193-7648
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 234
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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