Parallel language use in academic and outreach publication: A case study of policy and practice
2014 (English)In: Journal of English for Academic Purposes, ISSN 1475-1585, E-ISSN 1878-1497, Vol. 13, no SI, 5-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Parallel language use has been accepted as the guiding principle for university language policy writers in the Nordic region. However, the extent to which parallel language use reflects the actual publication practices of academics is yet to be established. This study begins to address the gap by investigating the languages used for academic and outreach publication in three departments at a major Swedish university. Questionnaire and database trawl results reveal that English, Swedish and other languages are used for academic and outreach publication, although Swedish dominates in the outreach domain. Furthermore, results derived from semi-structured interviews with 15 informants suggest that language practices are primarily determined by pragmatic forces such as intended audience, publication outlet, topic and genre, rather than by ideological or language-political factors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 13, no SI, 5-16 p.
Parallel language use, Language policy, Multilingual scholars, Writing for publication, Language choice
Languages and Literature
Research subject English
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-102821DOI: 10.1016/j.jeap.2013.10.008ISI: 000334479200002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-102821DiVA: diva2:713273