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Books: Citations in Interdisciplinary Research Articles: Muguiro

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Date: 15-Jan-2021
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Subject: Citations in Interdisciplinary Research Articles: Muguiro
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Title: Citations in Interdisciplinary Research Articles
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Natalia Muguiro
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108749947 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 20.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108749947 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 15.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108749947 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 17.51

This Element explores interdisciplinarity in academic writing. It describes the ways in which disciplines interact when forming interdisciplinary fields and how language reflects (and is reflected by) these interactions. Specifically, bibliographical citations are investigated in corpora of research articles from three interdisciplines: Educational Neuroscience, Economic History, and Science and Technology Studies, as well as the single-domain disciplines from which they are derived. Comparisons are carried out between the interdisciplinary fields and between those fields and their related single-domain disciplines. The study combines analysis of quantitative data and qualitative interpretation by means of close reading. It concludes that bibliographical citations constitute a viable tool to explore interdisciplinary writing in the fields explored. The Element demonstrates that it is possible to describe epistemologically distinct types of interdisciplinarity by means of linguistic evidence.

1. Introduction; 2. Corpus and Methodology; 3. Comparison Between Interdisciplinary and Monodisciplinary Writing: Visibility and Strength of External Sources; 4. Interdisciplines Compared: Attribution Through Citation in Interdisciplinary Writing; 5. Conclusions: Interdisciplinary Complexity, Pluralism, and Ambiguity.

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

Written In: English (eng)

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