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    Academic texts in motion: a text history study of co-authorship interactions in writing

    Khuder, B. and Petrić, Bojana (2022) Academic texts in motion: a text history study of co-authorship interactions in writing. Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes 3 (1), pp. 53-79. ISSN 2590-0994.

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    Knowledge production in collaborative writing for publication has tended to be studied as fixed in time and place; few studies have focused on the drafting and redrafting of texts and the interactions among the co-authors involved. Using a Text History of a research article co-authored by an exiled EAL academic and his two more experienced EAL co-authors, this study investigates the impact of interactions during text production on the focal academic’s understanding of writing for international publication. We analysed the co-authors’ comments on the academic’s drafts examining their Intervention Levels (levels of directness and explicitness) and Intervention Areas (disciplinary, writing, and publishing conventions) and the exiled academic’s responses to these interventions by focusing on interaction episodes (written interactions relating to a specific point in the text and relevant textual changes throughout drafts). Findings revealed that the interventions focused on multiple areas and the co-authors acted as knowledge brokers in all domains. The interaction dynamics changed across the drafts in the focus of interaction episodes and the levels of co-authors’ interventions provided to the academic, which created a space for the exiled academic to negotiate interventions and, consequently, enrich his understanding of writing practices for international publication in English.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Special issue titled "The dynamics of academic knowledge production. Text histories and text trajectories"
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Co-authorship, English for Research Publication Purposes, international publication, textual interaction, Text History
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2021 13:34
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:52


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