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The Sociolinguistics of Academic Publishing

Language and the Practices of Homo Academicus

Authors: Salö, Linus

  • Examines an issue of major linguistic and political relevance in nation-states across the globe
  • Analyses the predominance of English from the perspective of Swedish Academia
  • Provides an explanatory sociological framework of the issues at hand
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This book presents a sociolinguistics of academic publishing from an historical and contemporary perspective. Using Swedish academia as a case study, it focuses on publishing practices within history and psychology. The author demonstrates how new regimes of research evaluation and performance-based funding are impinging on university life. His central argument, following the French sociologist Bourdieu, is that the trend towards publishing in English should be understood as a social strategy, developed in response to such transformations. Thought-provoking and challenging, this book will interest students and scholars of sociolinguistics, language planning and language policy, research policy, sociology of science, history and psychology.

About the authors

Linus Salö is a researcher at Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is active in a number of disciplinary fields, including sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Salö, Linus

    Pages 1-15

  • Toward a Sociolinguistics of Scientific Production

    Salö, Linus

    Pages 17-28

  • Pierre Bourdieu: View Points and Entry Points

    Salö, Linus

    Pages 29-42

  • The Sociolinguistics of Science: The Longue Durée

    Salö, Linus

    Pages 43-69

  • Contemporary Academia in Transformation

    Salö, Linus

    Pages 71-88

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58940-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58939-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sociolinguistics of Academic Publishing
Book Subtitle
Language and the Practices of Homo Academicus
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58940-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58940-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58939-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 141
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