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Evaluation and promotion across languages,
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2003 (English)In: Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Vol. 2, no 4, 343-357 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]


Many academics write both in their mother tongue and in English. Their rhetoric is influenced

by the general national culture, the culture of their national scientific community, their

perception of their audience, and, in English, by their language proficiency. This study

examines rhetoric, and specifically evaluation, in three sets of published economics articles:

one set in Danish, the second by the same authors in English, and a third by international

authors from the same journals as the second. Despite the many similarities among all three,

there are Danish norms in terms of use of the Gap move, use of personal pronouns, and other

features, some of which the Danes carry over into their writing in English. However, the features

carried over are within the norms of writing in English and are probably not perceptible

to international readers: Danish writers in international journals merely tend to cluster at the

less promotional end of the spectrum.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 2, no 4, 343-357 p.
Keyword [en]
Economics, Genre, Academic writing, Danish, Contrastive
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-18074OAI: diva2:184596
Available from: 2007-10-16 Created: 2007-10-16 Last updated: 2011-01-13Bibliographically approved

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