Occupying Niches: Interculturality, Cross-culturality and Aculturality in Academic Research

  • Andrzej Łyda
  • Krystyna Warchał

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Andrzej Łyda, Krystyna Warchał
    Pages 1-14
  3. Expert Writers

  4. Novice Writers and Readers

  5. Conference Participants

  6. Non-Research Academic Genres

About this book


This book presents a collection of thematically focused articles addressing culture-specific features of academic communication, with a particular focus on communication conducted in English as an Additional Language and directed at multicultural audiences. It comprises papers arranged in four sections: Expert writers, Novice writers and readers, Conference participants, and Non-research academic genres. The book explicitly addresses and is centred upon the concept of a research niche understood as a space to be captured and populated, as a temporary location to move or grow out of in the course of individual professional development from novice to expert, and as a space to consciously reach beyond, delimited by one’s linguistic, cultural, educational, and geopolitical background. Here the niche is approached as a frame of reference for discussion of what is culture-bound, culture-sensitive, and culture-free in the academic community and its practices.


Academic Discourse Academic and Professional Genres Culture Discourse Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrzej Łyda
    • 1
  • Krystyna Warchał
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of English, University of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland
  2. 2.Institute of English, University of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02525-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02526-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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