Occupying Niches: Interculturality, Cross-culturality and Aculturality in Academic Research

This book presents a collection of thematically focused articles addressing culture-specific features of academic communication, with a particular focus on communication conducted in English as an Additional Language and directed at multicultural audiences. It comprises papers arranged in four secti...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Łyda, Andrzej (Editor), Warchał, Krystyna (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2014, 2014
Series:Second Language Learning and Teaching
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book presents a collection of thematically focused articles addressing culture-specific features of academic communication, with a particular focus on communication conducted in English as an Additional Language and directed at multicultural audiences. It comprises papers arranged in four sections: Expert writers, Novice writers and readers, Conference participants, and Non-research academic genres. The book explicitly addresses and is centred upon the concept of a research niche understood as a space to be captured and populated, as a temporary location to move or grow out of in the course of individual professional development from novice to expert, and as a space to consciously reach beyond, delimited by one’s linguistic, cultural, educational, and geopolitical background. Here the niche is approached as a frame of reference for discussion of what is culture-bound, culture-sensitive, and culture-free in the academic community and its practices
Physical Description:VI, 234 p. 12 illus., 7 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783319025261