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Culture and Styles of Academic Discourse : de Gruyter Expositions In Mathematics, - Anna Duszak

Culture and Styles of Academic Discourse

de Gruyter Expositions In Mathematics,

By: Anna Duszak (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1997
ISBN: 9783110152494
Number Of Pages: 369
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This volume present articles exploring communication patterns in research and academic settings in various linguistic and cultural environments. The authors, arguing for a humanizing approach to academic discourse, provide evidence against the traditional concept of objectivized, uniform and non-rhetorical language of science. Variation in text properties is elucidated in terms of user characterization and discussed with reference to community standards, intellectual traditions and cultural values.

Introductionp. 1
Cross-cultural academic communication: a discourse-community viewp. 11
Academic writing and cultural identity: the case of Czech academic writingp. 41
Doing well ... doing badly: An analysis of the role of conflicting cultural values in judgments of relative "academic achievement"p. 63
Language culture, language awareness, and writing curricula in Polish schoolsp. 89
The signs of a new time: academic writing in ESP curricula of Ukrainian universitiesp. 103
Developing awareness of the rhetorical and linguistic conventions of writing a thesis in English: addressing the needs of EFL/ESL postgraduate studentsp. 113
Mind your metaphors! Historical and theoretical notes toward a constructivist theory of metaphor in scientific communicationp. 131
Systems of reference in intellectual discourse: a potential source of intercultural stereotypesp. 141
Modalization: Probability - an exploration into its role in academic writingp. 157
Some observations on the distribution and function of hedging in German and English academic writingp. 181
Hedging in English and Bulgarian academic writingp. 203
The effects of hedges and gender on the attitudes of readers in the United States toward material in a science textbookp. 223
Journal abstracts from three academic fields in the United States and Sweden: national or disciplinary proclivities?p. 251
Research article introductions in Malay: Rhetoric in an emerging research communityp. 273
If not given, then what? Things that come first in academic discoursep. 305
Analyzing digressiveness in Polish academic textsp. 323
Inference in science and popular sciencep. 343
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9783110152494
ISBN-10: 3110152495
Series: de Gruyter Expositions In Mathematics,
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 369
Published: 1997
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.69