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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