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Author Lakić, Igor
Title Academic Discourse across Cultures
Imprint Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2015
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (204 pages)
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Note Intro -- Table of Contents -- Academic Discourse across Cultures -- Part I -- Chapter One -- Chapter Two -- Chapter Three -- Chapter Four -- Chapter Five -- Part 2 -- Chapter Six -- Chapter Seven -- Chapter Eight -- Part III -- Chapter Nine -- Chapter Ten -- Chapter Eleven -- Index
Academic discourse has recently become a blooming field of research for linguists interested in genre and discourse analysis, as well as pragmatics. The methodology and conventions employed in academic discourse, however, vary across cultures to a certain degree, and often represent obstacles for publishing in international journals for authors whose native language is not English, as top journals tend to centre on the Anglo-Saxon academic writing norms. This is one of the major reasons why national academic discourses need to be linguistically profiled and studied and contrastively compared against these norms. This volume contributes to this very objective by shedding light on academic discourse as effectuated in various, mostly Balkan countries, and contrasts it against the corresponding western, English discourse. Furthermore, academic discourse is studied through a variety of genres it can assume, such as research articles, conference proceedings, and university lectures. Through exploring the cultural differences in academic discourse and the standards of international academic writing, this volume offers readers a chance to become better equipped in publishing abroad.Opening with a chapter focusing on the general structure of research articles and national writing habits as a potential hindrance to publishing abroad, the book goes on to study the rhetorical structure of the abstracts, introductions and conclusions of research articles in linguistics, economics and civil engineering. The second part of the book deals with hedging, contrastively studied in international and national journals, with the following chapters studying cohesion as accomplished in academic writing. Part three deals with the syntactic and semantic features of academic discourse.This book will be of particular interest to linguists interested in genre and discourse
analysis in general and academic discourse, and will also appeal to scholars from other research backgrounds wishing to familiarise themselves with international and national academic conventions, and thus overcome the hurdles relating to academic writing conventions when publishing abroad
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lakić, Igor Academic Discourse across Cultures Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher,c2015 9781443878012
Subject Academic writing--Cross-cultural studies
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Alt Author Živković, Branka
Vuković, Milica
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