Yao, Steven G., Gillies, Mary Ann, Sword, Helen, Yao, Steven G., Gillies, Mary Ann, and Sword, Helen
Modernism (Literature)--Pacific Area and Arts and society--Pacific Area
The Pacific Rim is a geographical region made up of all areas bordered by the Pacific Ocean, its span reaching countries as diverse as the Canada, Korea, China, Mexico, and Australia. Tracing vectors of appropriation, migration, and exchange, Pacific Rim Modernisms explores the complex ways that writers, artists, and intellectuals of the Pacific Rim have contributed to modernist culture, literature, and identity.Appropriately, given their wide geographical and temporal sweep, the fourteen essays gathered in this volume reflect a range of scholarly perspectives and methodologies, expressing varied viewpoints, divergent voices, and even contradictory definitions of Modernism itself. By placing geographical rather than political boundaries at the centre of academic inquiry, Pacific Rim Modernisms seeks not only to redraw old boundaries but to open up the modernist landscape to new mappings and new debates.
Teaching & Learning Inquiry, v7 n1 p182-190 2019. 9 pp.
Form Classes (Languages), Language Usage, Higher Education, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Language Patterns, Content Analysis, Authors, and Academic Language
In this playful meditation on academic pronouns, I report on my research findings from three separate studies: a 2007 analysis of pronoun usage patterns in 50 higher education articles published 2006-2007; a 2017 analysis of the 70 articles published in "Teaching & Learning Inquiry" since the journal was founded in 2013; and an updated analysis (2016-2017) of 50 articles from the same higher education journals examined a decade earlier. You may be surprised by the results. However, we are not inclined to reveal the whole story here in the abstract. It is the conviction of the author that the present article must be read in its entirety in order to be fully appreciated.
Wissenschaftlicher Text., Wissenschaftssprache., Textproduktion., Englisch., Academic writing., English language -- Style., Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten., Sprachstil., and Academic writing -- Style manuals.
Elegant data and ideas deserve elegant expression, argues Helen Sword in this lively guide to academic writing. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions, and for specialists who want to write for a larger audience but are unsure where to begin, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books a pleasure to read -- and to write. Dispelling the myth that you cannot get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose, Sword shows how much journal editors and readers welcome work that avoids excessive jargon and abstraction. Sword's analysis of more than a thousand peer-reviewed articles across a wide range of fields documents a startling gap between how academics typically describe good writing and the turgid prose they regularly produce. Stylish Academic Writing showcases a range of scholars from the sciences, humanities, and social sciences who write with vividness and panache. Individual chapters take up specific elements of style, such as titles and headings, chapter openings, and structure, and close with examples of transferable techniques that any writer can master. - Publisher.