Identity Construction and Negotiation in Academic Discourse


Autore: Antonio Fruttaldo
Collana: puntOorg
Anno: 2024
Pagine: 242


ISBN: 979-12-5976-855-1 COD: 979-12-5976-855-1 Categoria: Tag:


This book focuses on the intricate dynamics of Academic Discourse within the field of Organisation and Management.

This book delves into the tensions between adhering to disciplinary conventions, on the one hand, and asserting individual identities, on the other, by exploring a corpus of papers from the European Academy of Management (EURAM) International Conference.

This book, drawing upon previous research, investigates how specific linguistic resources mediate this delicate balance between disciplinary and individual identity construction.

The focus of this study is on the specific linguistic resources indicative of conformity to disciplinary constraints and forms of individual expression.

The lens used in this investigation is that of corpus-based discourse analysis, thus combining quantitative and qualitative approaches to linguistic patterns in the analysis of metadiscoursal signals of stance.

We suggest reading this book to whoever is interested in the strategies and linguistic resources employed by scholars to reconcile the expectations of their academic community with their own forms of self-expression, contributing to the ongoing conversation surrounding identity construction and negotiation in academic contexts.

This book is recommended for those fascinated by the study of the intersection of discourse, identity and disciplinary conventions in academic contexts, offering valuable insights for those seeking to enhance their understanding of scholarly communication within the field of Organisation and Management.

Readers are advised to approach this book with patience and a willingness to engage deeply with academic concepts and methodologies. This journey demands careful attention and a step-by-step exploration, rather than seeking quick implications.

Antonio Fruttaldo, PhD in English for Special Purposes (ESP), is Tenure-track Research Associate at the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism of the University of Macerata (Italy). His research interests lie in the intersection between different methodological approaches, such as Corpus Linguistics, (Critical) Discourse Analysis, and Genre Analysis (among others). His research has mainly focused on media discourse – in particular, on digital media and news discourse. He is the Secretary and Communication Coordinator of the I-LanD Research Centre for the linguistic investigation of identity and diversity in discourse. His most recent publications include: Stance and Evaluative Resources in the Construction and Negotiation of an ELF Identity in ESP Contexts (2023); The Emotional Labour of Beauty Standards: The Case of YouTube Beauty Gurus (2022); The Representation of Camorra Ladies in AVT: Gomorrah – The Series and the Negotiation of Interpersonal Meanings across Cultures (2021); Communing Affiliation and the Power of Bonding Icons in Collective Narratives (2020); In the ‘Mist’ of an Amplification Spiral: The Case of the ‘Great Smog of London’ (2018); Climate-Induced Migration and International Law: Assessing the Discursive Legal Construction of Climate Refugees (2017); News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers (2017).

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Peso 0.5 kg
Dimensioni 17 × 24 × 0.5 cm