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Author Fløttum, Kjersti.

Title Academic voices : across languages and disciplines / Kjersti Fløttum, Trine Daho, Torodd Kinn
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 2006


Description 1 online resource (ix, 309 pages)
Series Pragmatics & beyond, 0922-842X ; v. 148
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser., 148
Contents Academic Voices; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 1.1 The KIAP project; 1.2 The KIAP Corpus; 1.2.1 Corpus statistics; 1.2.2 Text selection; 1.2.3 Representativity; 1.2.4 Text formatting; 1.2.5 Text encoding; 1.2.6 Search options; 1.3 Cultural identity; 1.3.1 Introduction; 1.3.2 National identity; 1.3.3 Academic identity; 1.3.4 Disciplinary identity; 1.3.5 Genre and discourse community; 1.3.6 Cultural identity in KIAP; 1.4 Previous research; 2. Theoretical and methodological frameworks; 2.1 Theoretical framework
2.1.1 Main theoretical approaches2.1.2 A polyphonic framework: ScaPoLine; 2.2 Quantitative methods; 2.2.1 Our independent variables; 2.2.2 Article length and absolute frequency; 2.2.3 Relative frequency and measures based on it; 2.2.4 Cross-linguistic comparisons and relative frequency; 2.2.5 Statistical tests; 2.2.6 Why non-parametric statistics?; 2.3 Qualitative methods; 2.3.1 An illustration of method; 2.3.2 Our use of case studies; 3. Quantitative results; 3.0 Introduction; 3.1 Cultural identities as tendencies in linguistic practices
3.2 Is discipline or language the most important factor?3.3 Differences and similarities between disciplines; 3.3.1 Which differences between disciplines are signifi cant?; 3.3.2 Similarities between disciplines; 3.4 Differences and similarities between languages; 3.4.1 Which differences between languages are significant?; 3.4.2 Similarities between languages; 4. Presence of the author; 4.0 Introduction; 4.1 Quantitative and comparative results; 4.1.1 First person subjects; 4.1.2 Indefi nite pronoun subjects; 4.2 Author roles; 4.2.1 Verb groups; 4.2.2 Author roles and cotext
4.3 First person plural subjects4.3.1 The reference and functions of first person plurals; 4.3.2 'We' in combination with two verbs; 4.3.3 Differences between languages and disciplines; 4.3.4 'We' and polyphony; 4.4 "Indefinite" authors; 4.4.1 Indefinite pronouns in English, French and Norwegian; 4.4.2 Previous studies on the French indefinite pronoun on; 4.4.3 Six values of on in French research articles; 4.4.4 Distribution of on-values; 4.4.5 Final remarks; 4.5 Author roles and evaluation in abstracts; 4.5.1 Introduction; 4.5.2 Author roles; 4.5.3 Evaluative elements; 4.5.4 Summing up
4.6 Case studies4.6.1 Pronoun use in individual articles; 4.6.2 Implicit and explicit references to 'we' in a Norwegian medical article; 4.6.3 A study of two English abstracts; 4.7 Concluding remarks; 5. Reader/ writer interaction; 5.0 Introduction; 5.1 Quantitative and comparative results; 5.2 Metatext; 5.3 'Let us'-imperatives; 5.3.1 Types of 'let'-imperatives; 5.3.2 A classificatory overview of different uses; 5.3.3 Functions of text composition; 5.3.4 Rhetorical functions; 5.3.5 Variation between disciplines, languages and individual authors; 5.4 Presentation of "results."
Summary This book explores how the voices of authors and other researchers are manifested in academic discourse, and how the author handles the polyphonic interaction between these various parties. It represents a unique study of academic discourse in that it takes a doubly contrastive approach, focusing on the two factors of discipline and language at the same time. It is based on a large electronic corpus of 450 research articles from three disciplines (economics, linguistics and medicine) in three languages (English, French and Norwegian). The book investigates whether disciplines and languages may
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Academic writing.
writing (processes)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Academic writing.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Gedde-Dahl, Trine.
Kinn, Torodd.
ISBN 9789027293480