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Knowledge Construction in Academia: A Challenge for Multilingual Scholars
 

Knowledge Construction in Academia: A Challenge for Multilingual Scholars (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Sheldon, Elena

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This book examines the struggles encountered by multilingual scholars pursuing careers within global academia, particularly in Spain and Latin American countries. These writers face the disadvantage of having to read and write in a language other than their own. The traditional m...odel of Anglophone universities under which academics have to publish or perish has ensured that English is an indicator of excellence in knowledge construction. Given this linguistic inequality, it is important that scholars from non-Anglophone countries are empowered in their efforts to publish in English in international journals, so that new knowledge can be brought to the fore. By highlighting the dominant English medium conventions, this book provides such scholars with valuable support in ensuring that their research is publishable. It explores the different ways of structuring languages and illuminates the complexities of writing an academic text in a second language. The central message of the book is that the voices of multilingual scholars can make unique and substantial contributions to the reform, expansion, democratization and enrichment of English-dominated academia.
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ISBN 9781906165574
Released NZ 29 Mar 2018
Publisher Peter Lang
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Series Intercultural Studies and Foreign Language Learning (part: 19)
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ISBN-13 9781906165574
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Peter Lang
Imprint Peter Lang Ltd
Released 29 Mar 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Sheldon, Elena
Series Intercultural Studies and Foreign Language Learning (part: 19)
Category Research Methods: General
Interdisciplinary Studies
Institutions & Organizations: General
Higher & Further Education
Careers Guidance
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 070.594
Weight 380g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Scholarly publishing, Second language acquisition, English language - Spain
NBS Text Library & Information Science
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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