Academic Writing in a Global Context: The Politics and Practices of Publishing in English

1st Edition

Theresa Lillis, Mary Jane Curry

Routledge
Published April 26, 2010
Reference - 210 Pages
ISBN 9780415468831 - CAT# RU53866

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Summary

Academic Writing in a Global Context addresses the issue of the pressure on academics worldwide to produce their work in English in scholarly publishing, and why the growth of the use of academic English matters.

Drawing on an eight year ‘text-ethnographic’ study of the experiences of fifty scholars working in Europe, this book discusses these questions at both a macro and micro level – through discussions of knowledge evaluation systems on all levels, and analysis of the progress of a text towards publication. In addition to this, case studies of individual scholars in their local institutions and countries are used to illustrate experiences of using English in the academic world.

Academic Writing in a Global Context examines the impact of the growing dominance of English on academic writing for publication globally. The authors explore the ways in which the global status attributed to English is impacting on the lives and practices of multilingual scholars working in contexts where English is not the official language of communication and throws into relief the politics surrounding academic publishing.

This book will be of interest to postgraduates and professionals in the fields of World Englishes, language and globalization and English Language Teaching.

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