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    Scholarly criticism in a small academic community: a diachronic study of book reviews in the oldest Serbian journal

    Petric, Bojana (2011) Scholarly criticism in a small academic community: a diachronic study of book reviews in the oldest Serbian journal. In: Salager-Meyer, F. and Lewin, B.A. (eds.) Crossed words: Criticism in scholarly writing. Linguistic Insights 104. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, pp. 309-337. ISBN 9783034300490.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: In order for science to advance, previous research findings must be reviewed and criticized. However, conveying criticism is particularly difficult for scientists who must, at the same time, try to maintain an impersonal stance. This co-edited collection of independent studies written by scholars from many different countries addresses the thorny issue of criticism in science through discourse analysis of written scientific texts. The research reported in this volume deals with questions such as: 1) how criticism is conveyed by various linguistic communities, such as Serbian, French, Spanish, German and English; 2) how criticism is handled in various genres, with examples drawn from book reviews, referees’ reports, research articles, editorials, and review/meta-analysis papers; 3) the extent to which criticism is influenced by academic discipline, with findings from linguistics, economics, biology, business, musicology, chemistry, literary research, medicine, and physics, and 4) the impact interpersonal considerations have on the linguistic realization of criticism. The conclusions reached by these contributions have implications for both the academic world and society at large in the sense that a fuller understanding of how criticism is expressed will help in the education of future scholars and in the understanding of the social construction of knowledge.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Bojana Petric pantelic
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 07:39
    Last Modified: 06 Jul 2015 07:39
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12490

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