LINGUIST List 23.1022

Wed Feb 29 2012

Books: Academic Identity Traits: Gotti (Ed)

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Date: 29-Feb-2012
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Subject: Academic Identity Traits: Gotti (Ed)
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Title: Academic Identity Traits Subtitle: A Corpus-Based Investigation Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 150 Published: 2012 Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Editor: Maurizio Gotti Paperback: ISBN: 9783034311410 Pages: 363 Price: U.S. $ 96.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034311410 Pages: 363 Price: U.K. £ 58.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034311410 Pages: 363 Price: Europe EURO 64.20 Comment: for Germany EURO 68.70, for Austria EURO 70.60 (incl. VAT)

This volume investigates identity traits in academic discourse. Its mainpurpose is to better understand how and to what extent language forms andfunctions are adapting to the globalisation of academic discourse. Keyfactors of verbal behaviour such as the affiliation of actors to one or morecultures have been found to interact, producing transversal identities that areindependent of local traits, with a tendency to merge and hybridise in anintercultural sense.

The volume consists of three main parts: The first deals with identity traitsacross languages and cultures, as the use of a given language affects thewriting of a scholar, especially when it is not his/her native language. Thesecond comprises investigations of identity features characterising specificdisciplinary communities or marking a differentiation from other branches ofknowledge. The third part of the volume deals with identity aspects emergingfrom genre and gender variation.

Contents: Maurizio Gotti: Introduction - Maurizio Gotti: Variation in AcademicTexts - Maurizio Gotti: The CADIS Corpus - Davide S. Giannoni: Local/GlobalIdentities and the Medical Editorial Genre - Larissa D'Angelo: IdentityConflicts in Book Reviews: A Cross-disciplinary Comparison - Stefania M.Maci: The Discussion Section of Medical Research Articles: A Cross-culturalPerspective - Michele Sala: Different Systems, Different Styles: LegalExpertise and Professional Identities in Legal Research Articles - UlisseBelotti: Variations of Identity in Single- and Multi-Authored Economics RAAbstracts - Davide S. Giannoni: Evaluation and Popularisation in JournalEditorials: Medicine vs Applied Linguistics - Davide S. Giannoni: MetaphoricExpressions and Editorial Identity Across Disciplines - Michele Sala:Metadiscursive Resources as Indicators of Disciplinary Variation - MicheleSala: Interrogative Forms as Engagement Markers: A Diachronic Perspective- Stefania M. Maci: Fast-track Publications: The Genre of Medical ResearchLetters - Larissa D'angelo: Academic Poster Presentations: Mapping theGenre - Stefania M. Maci: The Genre of Medical Conference Posters -Larissa D'angelo: Exploring Gender Identity in Academic Research Articlesand Book Reviews.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Discourse Analysis                             Text/Corpus Linguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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