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LINGUIST List 16.1406

Tue May 03 2005

Books: Applied Ling/Socioling, English: Burrough-Boenisch

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    K. van den Heuvel, Culture and Conventions: Writing and Reading Dutch Scientific English: Burrough-Boenisch


Message 1: Culture and Conventions: Writing and Reading Dutch Scientific English: Burrough-Boenisch
Date: 02-May-2005
From: K. van den Heuvel <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: Culture and Conventions: Writing and Reading Dutch Scientific English: Burrough-Boenisch


Title: Culture and Conventions: Writing and Reading Dutch Scientific
English
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series 59
Published: 2005
Publisher: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic
                http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl/index3.html

Author: Joy Burrough-Boenisch, CLS Nijmegen
Electronic: ISBN: 9076864209 Pages: 349 Price: U.S. $ free
Paperback: ISBN: 9076864209 Pages: 349 Price: Europe EURO 26.52
Abstract:

Written by an experienced authors' editor, this doctoral thesis in applied
linguistics investigates the English written by Dutch scientists. Does such
English contain distinctive Dutch (rather than learner) traits? And how and
why do readers from the discourse community react to it?

Tracing the outward spiralling of a text from a Dutch scientist's computer
screen to the journal page reveals the persons involved along the way.
Theories on writing, reading and translation that help explain their
textual interventions are discussed, as are the culture and conventions
that influence Dutch scientists' writing. Empirical evidence is presented
for discernable Dutch traits in scientific writing.

Two studies in which language professionals react to aspects of cohesion in
Dutch-authored English texts pave the way for an account of a large-scale
reception study in which the Discussions of three Dutch-authored manuscript
biology articles were read and annotated by biologists from eight
countries. These readers' reactions, in particular to aspects of cohesion,
hedging and verb tense, are related to whether or not they are English
native speakers and whether or not they have reviewed papers for
English-language scientific journals.

This book is intended to foster communication between applied linguists and
language professionals. The theoretical insights and practical implications
presented will therefore interest researchers of nonnative writing, ESP and
EAP teachers, authors' editors, and editors and reviewers of scientific
journals.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Dutch (DUT)
                            English (ENG)

Written In: English (ENG )

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