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Title: Commonality and Individuality in Academic Discourse
Edited By: Maurizio Gotti
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430023
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 100
Description:

This volume explores the relationship between shared disciplinary norms and
individual traits in academic speech and writing. Despite the standardising
pressure of cultural and language-related factors, academic communication
remains in many ways a highly personal affair, with active participation in
a disciplinary community requiring a multidimensional discourse that
combines the professional, institutional, social and individual identities
of its members.

The first section of the volume deals with tensions involving
individual/collective values and the analysis of collective vs. individual
discoursal features in academic discourse. The second section comprises
longitudinal investigations of the academic output of single scholars, so
as to highlight the individuality in their choices and the reasons for not
conforming with the commonality of conventions shared by their professional
community. The third part deals with genres that are meant to impose
commonality on the members of an academic community, not only in the
drafting of specialized texts but also when these are reviewed or evaluated
for possible publication.

Contents:

Maurizio Gotti: Introduction - Ken Hyland: Constraint vs Creativity:
Identity and Disciplinarity in Academic Writing - Paul Thompson: Shared
Disciplinary Norms and Individual Traits in the Writing of British
Undergraduates - Keith Richards: A Hard Act to Follow: Conference Debate
and Student Argument - Laurie Anderson/Nicki Hargreaves/Nicky Owtram:
Manifesting Identity in Situated Academic Writing: Institutional Factors
and Individual Orientations in Writing by Post-graduate Students in an
English as a Lingua Franca Context - Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli:
Collective and Individual Identities in Business Studies Lectures - Marina
Bondi: Writing Economic History: The Narrator and the Arguer - Carmen
Pérez-Llantada: Shifting Identities, Textual Responses and Conflicting
Demands in Knowledge Construction Processes - Franca Poppi: How Stable is
the Construction of an Author's Professional Identity? Variations in Five
Editions of P.A. Samuelson's Economics - Susan Kermas: Disentangling the
Gardening Metaphor in Kate Burridge's Language Studies - Thomas
Christiansen: The Creation of Evolution: Religion and Science in the Lexis
and Conceptual Frames of the Works of Charles Darwin - Maurizio Gotti:
Aspects of Individuality in J.M. Keynes' General Theory - Martin Solly:
Using Language to Shape Identity in Academic Discourse: The Case of
Disclaimers and Provisos - Sara Gesuato: Evaluation Guidelines: A
Regulatory Genre Informing Reviewing Practices - William Bromwich:
Identity, Anonymity and Appraisal: Discourse Processes in Double-Blind Peer
Review - Sandra Campagna: Projecting Visual Reasoning in Research
Conference Presentations.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3034300239
ISBN-13: 9783034300230
Pages: 398
Prices: U.K. £ 63.80
Europe EURO 68.30
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U.S. $ 98.95