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 oneas 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.As regards their location in the talks, of course humorous episodes occur in all sections of the presentations, but they seem ... PhD defense: at the beginning of the defense humour is used by all parties to create a non-adversarial environment.
|Title||:||Occupying Niches: Interculturality, Cross-culturality and Aculturality in Academic Research|
|Author||:||Andrzej Lyda, Krystyna Warchał|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-12-16|