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Language and Discipline Perspectives on Academic Discourse
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Language and Discipline Perspectives on Academic Discourse (Paperback)

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This book represents the physical outcome of the symposium "Academic Voices in Contrast", organised at the University of Bergen, Norway, in May 2006. The symposium, focusing on recent research within the field of academic discourse, was initiated and organised by the KIAP project (Cultural Identity in Academic Prose; see www.uib.no/kiap/). In this project, a special focus has been put on the study of the voice(s) of the academic author, in the doubly contrastive perspective of language and discipline. A narrow selection of distinguished scholars were invited to participate at the symposium. They were asked to address issues related to "traditional" linguistic versus contextual approaches or to interlingual and interdisciplinary similarities and differences in academic discourse. By the papers of the following, the symposium and the present book constitute a clear advancement of the research on academic discourse: M. A. A. Ariza, L. Berge, M. Bondi, S. V. Bonn, S. Carter-Thomas, T. Dahl, K. Flottum, A. M. Gjesdal, F. Grossmann, K. Hyland, T. Kinn, L. Lundquist, A. Mauranen, M. Pabon, E. Rowley-Jolivet, F. Salager-Meyer, P. Shaw, J. M. Swales, J.L. Tonnesson, E. T. Vold, F. Wirth.

The editor, Kjersti Flottum is Professor of French linguistics and Vice-Rector for international relations at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her main research fields are textlinguistics, genre theory, linguistic polyphony, academic discourse and political discourse. She is co-author of ScaPoLine. La theorie scandinave de la polyphonie linguistique (Kime 2004) and Academic Voices (Benjamins 2006).

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