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

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

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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.

EducationEducation TheoryHigher & further education, tertiary educationLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguistics Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG Publication Date: 17/12/2013 ISBN-13: 9783319025254  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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