The structure of academic prose : intercultural and interdisciplinry dimensions

Golebiowski, Zosia 2012, The structure of academic prose : intercultural and interdisciplinry dimensions, in TELLSI 2012 : The 10th International TELLSI Conference : Bridging the Gap between Research, Policy and Practice : Book of Abstracts, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, pp. 24-24.

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Title The structure of academic prose : intercultural and interdisciplinry dimensions
Author(s) Golebiowski, Zosia
Conference name Teaching English Language and Literature Society of Iran. Conference (10th : 2012 : Tehran, Iran)
Conference location Tehran, Iran
Conference dates 25-28 Oct. 2012
Title of proceedings TELLSI 2012 : The 10th International TELLSI Conference : Bridging the Gap between Research, Policy and Practice : Book of Abstracts
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series Teaching English Language and Literature Society of Iran Conference
Start page 24
End page 24
Total pages 1
Publisher Shahid Beheshti University
Place of publication Tehran, Iran
Keyword(s) academi prose
Summary In the contemporary world of increasing internationalisation of scholarship the ability to communicate in the “lingua franca” of global research communities and familiarity with relevant academic genres is crucial to attaining research visibility in the academy. Native English language competency does not guarantee the possession of knowledge and skills about how to manipulate the language structure of academic genres to produce the kind of scholarly prose acceptable in the community of readers. This task is even more challenging to Non-NESB academic writers, mainly because the purpose of academic writing is both informative and rhetorical, and the information packaging strategies are likely to be discipline and culture bound.
Communication in professional academic culture is carried out and codified by selected genre categories which function as the media for scholarly discussions. This presentation focuses on the structure of a research paper, the most widely established form of presenting academic research. With an increasing internationalisation of scholarship, the schema of a research paper faces two potentially conflicting sets of forces. At one end are the forces of established conventions of the rhetorical pattern of research papers which are modelled on the structure of an “Anglo” research paper. On the other are the forces of norms for text construction of the author’s culture of socialization.

I discuss analytical approaches to the examination of the relational organisation of this genre exploring both intercultural and interdisciplinary dimensions. I examine paratactic and hypotactic configurations of the structure of research paper, providing examples of relational strategies utilised by native and no-native English speaker writers representing Anglo and non-Anglo discourse communities.
Language eng
Field of Research 220319 Social Philosophy
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
HERDC collection year 2012
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050118

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Education
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