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Academic (Inter)genres: between Texts, Contexts and Identities


Edited By Anna Duszak and Grzegorz Kowalski

The volume takes a close look at discourse perspectives on academic genres. In the context of scientific communication and the evolution of postmodern culture and society, academic genres have undergone various changes. The study shows that cultural heterogeneity of academic genres, styles and discourses now gives way to an increasing hybridization and discusses theoretical aspects of this process. The second part focuses on specific dimensions of hybridization, in particular between global and local academic genres and discourses, and between real and virtual ones.
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Academic identities: Individual and collective ‘selves’.


Iga Maria Lehman

Academic identities: Individual and collective ‘selves’


By drawing on Grucza’s theory of linguistic identity, Halliday’s and Fairclough’s methods for the analysis of texts and Ivanič’s focus on the relationship between student-writers’ identities and their realization in an academic text, I aim to propose a framework for organizing conceptualizations of academic identity along two dimensions: individual and collective. I am arguing here for awakening interest in viewing the author’s voice as both constructing and being constructed in discourse, which involves continuous interplay between individual (the agency of participants) and environmental (social structures and social practices) factors in the act of identity construction.

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