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					Professional Academic Writing in a Global
Context: Principal research questions
• How is the dominance of English affecting scholars who
  use languages other than English and live/work in non-
  English dominant contexts?
• In what ways is English as an “academic lingua franca”
  influencing academic knowledge production and
  exchange in the twenty first century?
• Which texts are successful or unsuccessful in being
  accepted for publication, and why?
• How can a range of methodologies- text, ethnographic,
  corpus- be combined to explore academic writing in a
  global context?
                     Project 2 focuses on specific
                        findings from Project 1
                                           Publishing in L1 or other
                                        languages for local, regional,
                                          international, applied and
    Considerable pressure to            research communities. Some             Scholars writing English
 publish in English. Represents      scholars are explicitly making an       medium texts for/in different
    a form of capital crucial to      ‘applied’/’theoretical’ distinction     contexts of production and
receiving raises and promotions,       in their writings: Applied → L1                distribution.
    attracting research grants,        national. Theoretical→English         1) English medium national;
        supporting students.                     international                   2) English medium
 “International” publishing often                                                   transnational;
     means English-medium.                                                       3) English medium
                                                                                    ‘international’.

                                                 PHASE
                                                   1
    “Literacy brokers” play an
     important part in English
     medium text production.                                                Literacy brokers influence texts
     1) Academic disciplinary                                               in different and significant ways
 specialists, journal gatekeepers.    Working in networks and with          including the knowledge claims
     2) Language specialists.         brokers is as significant/more                   being made.
        3) English speaking          important to successful English
           friends/family                medium (international)
                                       publications than individual
                                           linguistic/rhetorical
                                        “competence” in English.
                    Project 2..focuses on specific
                        finding from Project 1
                                           Publishing in L1 or other
                                        languages for local, regional,

    Considerable pressure to
                                          international, applied and
                                        research communities. Some
                                                                              Scholars writing English
 publish in English. Represents
    a form of capital crucial to
                                     scholars are explicitly making an
                                      ‘applied’/’theoretical’ distinction   medium texts for/in different
receiving raises and promotions,       in their writings: Applied → L1
    attracting research grants,        national. Theoretical→English
                                                 international
                                                                             contexts of production and
        supporting students.
 “International” publishing often
     means English-medium.
                                                                                     distribution.
                                                                            1) English medium national;
                                                 PHASE                          2) English medium
                                                   1
    “Literacy brokers” play an
     important part in English
                                                                                   ‘international’.
     medium text production.
     1) Academic disciplinary                                                Literacy brokers influence texts
 specialists, journal gatekeepers.    Working in networks and with           in different and significant ways
     2) Language specialists.         brokers is as significant/more         including the knowledge claims
        3) English speaking          important to successful English                    being made.
           friends/family                medium (international)
                                       publications than individual
                                           linguistic/rhetorical
                                        “competence” in English.
                                    Project 2 - adds another
                                         methodology
                                            Publishing in L1 or other
                                         languages for local, regional,

    Considerable pressure to
                                           international, applied and
                                         research communities. Some
                                                                               Scholars writing English
 publish in English. Represents
    a form of capital crucial to
                                      scholars are explicitly making an
                                       ‘applied’/’theoretical’ distinction   medium texts for/in different
receiving raises and promotions,        in their writings: Applied → L1
    attracting research grants,         national. Theoretical→English
                                                  international
                                                                              contexts of production and
        supporting students.
 “International” publishing often
     means English-medium.
                                                                                      distribution.
                                                                             1) English medium national;
                                                  PHASE
                                                    1                            2) English medium
    “Literacy brokers” play an
     important part in English
                                                                                    ‘international’.
     medium text production.
     1) Academic disciplinary                                                 Literacy brokers influence texts
 specialists, journal gatekeepers.     Working in networks and with           in different and significant ways
     2) Language specialists.          brokers is as significant/more         including the knowledge claims
        3) English speaking           important to successful English                    being made.
           friends/family                 medium (international)
                                        publications than individual
                                            linguistic/rhetorical
                                         “competence” in English.
                                                                                                                       Project 2
                                                                                                                   Building corpus of
                                                                                                                   published English
                                                                                                                  medium psychology
                                                                                                                         articles
     Project 2: Principal research
               questions
• How is the dominance of English influencing knowledge
  production and circulation in psychology?

• What are the similarities and differences in the English medium
  academic journal articles produced by non-Anglophone
  psychology scholars in Hungary, Slovakia, Spain and Portugal for
  two distinct contexts of publication: English medium national
  [EMN] and [EMI]? (content, knowledge claims and linguistic-
  rhetorical features).

• What are the similarities and differences in English medium
  academic journal articles written by scholars in Anglophone and
  non-Anglophone contexts?

• How do specific practices surrounding text production impact on
  trajectories towards publication in different contexts of publication?
       Project 2: Methodology
3 Subcorpora                                          Number of
                                                    Journal Articles
English Medium National journal articles by               80
authors affiliated to non-Anglophone institutions
(Slovakia, Hungary, Spain and Portugal)

English Medium International journal articles by          80
authors affiliated to non-Anglophone institutions
(Slovakia, Hungary, Spain and Portugal)

English Medium journal articles by authors                80
affiliated to Anglophone centre contexts (UK, US)
Preliminary findings from Project 2-
          corpus analysis
                                            English is the dominant
                                         language of bibliographical
                                        references in texts written by
                                       non Anglophone context authors
                                         writing both for national and              Context of publication
  English is the dominant                  international contexts of           influences the extent to which
language of bibliographical                       publication                   non Anglophone authors cite
 references in texts written                                                     research in local languages
   by Anglophone context                                                        (Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
          authors                                                                  and Portuguese) and in
                                                                                    languages other than
                                                                                           English
                                                   Project
                                                     2



            Proportion of long sentences
               varies with contexts of
            publication. Analysis of EMN                            Preliminary investigations
            and Anglo non-experimental                             shows that Psychology as a
             corpora indicate sentences                              discipline seems to vary
            are in longer in articles from                          according to the context of
              Portugal and Spain and                                         publication
                 shorter in Hungary
Preliminary findings from Project 2-
          corpus analysis
                                         English is the dominant
                                      language of bibliographical
                                    references in texts written and
                                   non Anglophone context authors
            English is the           writing both for national and               Context of publication
  English is the dominant                                                   influences the extent to which
       dominant language
language of bibliographical
                                        international contexts of
                                                                             non Anglophone authors cite
                                               publication
        of bibliographical
 references in texts written                                                  research in local languages
                                                                             (Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
   by Anglophone
  referencescontext
          authors
                    in texts written                                            and Portuguese) and in
          by Anglophone                                                          languages other than
                                                                                        English
          context authors                      PHASE
                                                  2


           Proportion of long sentences
              varies with contexts of
           publication. Analysis of EMN                          Preliminary investigations
           and Anglo non-experimental                           shows that Psychology as a
          corpora indicate sentences are                          discipline seems to vary
             in longer in articles from                          according to the context of
          Portugal and Spain and shorter                                  publication
                    in Hungary
Preliminary findings from Project 2-
           English is analysis
         citationthe dominant
                                 language of bibliographical
                                references inistexts written by
                                           English the dominant
                                        language of bibliographical
                                   non Anglophone context
                                      references in texts written and
                               authors writing both for national
                                     non Anglophone context authors
                                       writing both for national and          Context of publication
  English is the dominant       and international contexts of
                                          international contexts of      influences the extent to which
language of bibliographical                  publication
                                                 publication              non Anglophone authors cite
 references in texts written                                               research in local languages
   by Anglophone context                                                  (Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
          authors                                                            and Portuguese) and in
                                                                              languages other than
                                                                                     English
                                               PHASE
                                                  2




                                                              Preliminary investigations
                        Work in                              shows that Psychology as a
                       progress!!                              discipline seems to vary
                                                              according to the context of
                                                                       publication
Preliminary findings from Project 2-
          corpus analysis
                                          English is the dominant
                                       language of bibliographical
                                     references in texts written and
                                                                               of publication
                                    non Anglophone context authors Context Context of publication
                                                                              influences the to which
                                                                 influences the extent extent to
                                      writing both for national and
  English is the dominant                international contexts of        which non Anglophone authors
language of bibliographical                     publication       non Anglophone authorsown
                                                                             cite research in their
                                                                                                    cite
 references in texts written                                             in local languages
                                                               researchlanguage (Hungarian, Slovak,
   by Anglophone context
          authors
                                                                       Spanish and Portuguese)
                                                              (Hungarian, Slovak, other thanand
                                                                           in languages
                                                                                         Spanish
                                                                 and Portuguese) and in
                                                                                   English
                                               PHASE              languages other than
                                                 2
                                                                          English


                                                                Preliminary investigations
                        Work in                                shows that Psychology as a
                       progress!!                                discipline seems to vary
                                                                according to the context of
                                                                         publication
Preliminary findings from Project 2-
          corpus analysis
                                           English is the dominant
                                        language of bibliographical
                                      references in texts written and
                                     non Anglophone context authors
                                       writing both for national and               Context of publication
  English is the dominant                 international contexts of           influences the extent to which
language of bibliographical                      publication                   non Anglophone authors cite
 references in texts written                                                    research in local languages
   by Anglophone context                                                       (Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
          authors                                                                 and Portuguese) and in
                                                                                   languages other than
                                                                                          English
                                                 PHASE
                                                    2
                                                             What counts as “Psychology
             Proportion of long sentences                    “as a discipline varies across
                varies with contexts of
             publication. Analysis of EMN
                                                               national and international
                                                                 Preliminary investigations
             and Anglo non-experimental                         shows that Psychology as a
                                                                 contexts of publication
            corpora indicate sentences are                        discipline seems to vary
               in longer in articles from                         according to the context of
            Portugal and Spain and shorter                               publication
                      in Hungary
Preliminary findings from Project 2-
          corpus analysis
                                     English is the dominant
                                  language of bibliographical
                                references in texts written and
                               non Anglophone context authors
                                 writing both for national and               Context of publication
  English is the dominant           international contexts of           influences the extent to which
language of bibliographical                publication                   non Anglophone authors cite
 references in texts written                                              research in local languages
   by Anglophone context                                                 (Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
          authors                                                           and Portuguese) and in
                                                                             languages other than
                                                                                    English
                                           PHASE
                                             2
        Different syntactic
    patterns across EMN and
    EMI articles. Proportion of                              Preliminary investigations
     long sentences varies
                  Work in                                   shows that Psychology as a
                                                              discipline seems to vary
                 progress!! of
         with contexts                                       according to the context of
            publication.                                              publication

				
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