About this book
‘A thoughtful study of the importance of language choice for making scholarly findings known to the world.’
— Dr Florian Coulmas, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
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.
scientific publishing research policy English for academic purposes linguistic fluxes English in Sweden