1st Edition

Pedagogies and Policies for Publishing Research in English Local Initiatives Supporting International Scholars

    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    Offering a nuanced examination of the complex landscape that international scholars who publish their research in English must navigate, this edited volume details 17 perspectives on scholarly writing for publication across seven geolinguistic regions. This innovative volume includes first-hand accounts and analyses written by local scholars and pedagogues living and working outside Anglophone centres of global knowledge production. The book provides an in-depth look into the deeply contextualized pedagogical activities that support English-language publishing. It also brings much-needed insight to discussions of policies and practices of global scholarly research writing. Bookended by the editors’ introductory overview of this burgeoning field and an envoi by the eminent applied linguist John M. Swales, the diverse contributions in this volume will appeal to scholars who use English as an additional language, as well as to researchers, instructors, and policymakers involved in the production, support, and adjudication of global scholars’ research writing.

    1. Diverse Global Perspectives on Scholarly Writing for Publication

    James N. Corcoran, Karen Englander, and Laura-Mihaela Muresan


    Region 1: Latin America

    2. A Utilization-Focused Program Evaluation of an ERPP Tutoring Service at One Colombian University

    Gerriet Janssen & Silvia Restrepo

    3. Trajectories Towards Authoring: Eight Mexican English Language Teaching Professionals

    Fátima Encinas Prudencio, Verónica Sánchez Hernández, Maria Thomas-Ruzic, Gicela Cuatlapantzi-Pichón, and Georgina Aguilar-González

    4. Writing for Publication in English: Institutional Initiatives at the Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos

    Diana Waigandt, Alicia Noceti, Raquel Lothringer


    Region 2: Northern Europe

    5. Supporting Nordic Scholars Who Write in English for Research Publication Purposes

    Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir

    6. The Unreal and the Real: English for Research Purposes in Norway

    Tom Muir, Kristin Solli


    Region 3: Eastern and Southern Europe

    7. Research Writing in English in a Romanian Academic Ecosystem: A Case Study of an Experienced Multiliterate Researcher

    Laura Mihaela Muresan and Carmen Pérez-Llantada

    8. English or Spanish for Research Publication Purposes? Reflections on a Critical Pragmatic Pedagogy

    Sally Burgess, Pedro Martín, Diana Balasanyan, and Yerevan Haybusak


    Region 4: East Asia

    9. Observing and reflecting in an ERPP "Master Class": Learning and thinking about application

    Yongyan Li and Margaret Cargill

    10. Publishing Research in English for Chinese Scholars in Language-related Disciplines: Towards a Biliteracy Approach

    Yongyan Zheng, and Yuan Cao


    Region 5: South Asia

    11. The Impact of English Language Teaching Reforms on Pakistani Scholars’ Language and Research Skills

    Sarwat Nauman


    Region 6: Africa

    12. Teaching the Craft: From Thesis Writing to Writing Research for Publication

    Hayat Messekher, and Mohamed Miliani

    13. Scholarly Publishing in Nigeria: The Enduring Effects of Colonization

    Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale, Olayinka Akanle, and Charles Akinsete


    Region 7: Persian Gulf

    14. Examining the Status Quo of Publication in Iranian Higher Education: Perceptions and Strategies

    Hesamoddin Shahriari and Behzad Ghonsooly

    15. Writing Louder? Coping with the Push to Publish in English at an Iranian University

    Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini and Zahra Shafiee

    16. "Holistic Argumentation Creation": Integrated Principles for Helping Graduate Students Create a Journal Paper

    Roger Nunn and Tanju Deveci

    17. Envoi

    John Swales


    James N. Corcoran is an Assistant Professor in Culture and Language Studies at Renison University College / University of Waterloo, Canada.

    Karen Englander is an applied linguist and former professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico, and York University, Canada.

    Laura-Mihaela Muresan is a Professor of English at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

    "This volume offers a highly valuable discussion of various experiences of academic writing in English across a number of different cultures. Mainly using a case study methodology, the book provides in-depth perspectives on a wide range of research projects and pedagogic activities across seven geolinguistic areas all over the world. By providing a scholarly insight into deeply contextualized teaching and research activities that promote English-language publishing, this book makes an important contribution to the literature on cross-cultural communication in academic contexts." 

    --Maurizio Gotti, Università di Bergamo, Italy

    "This book is a must-read for all those multilingual scholars faced with the need and challenges of disseminating their research in English. With thought-provoking contributions from seven off-network geolinguistic regions around the globe, the editors have managed to beautifully map the global context of a community of non-Anglophone researchers under increasing pressure to publish their papers in peer-reviewed Anglophone international journals. The enlightening coverage of local initiatives and pedagogical interventions in under-researched locations boosts and supports the burgeoning field of English for Research Publication Purposes and makes it an invaluable resource for multilingual novice and expert researchers using English as an additional language for scholarly communication.

    --Ana Bocanegra-Valle, University of Cadiz, Spain

    "This book is a fascinating—and for an Anglophone writer, eye-opening—look into the world of writing for research publications in English as an additional language (EAL).  Drawing on scholars from around the globe, the editors provide a wealth of perspectives on how EAL scholars learn to write in English, and how programs to support their learning can be structured.  It’s invaluable to hear directly from those who are living the experience of publishing in an additional language, and who are helping other scholars to do the same. Those interested in understanding what faces EAL writers, and especially those interested in programs to assist those writers, will find a lot in this volume to think about."

    --Stephen B. Heard, University of New Brunswick, Canada


    "This volume provides fascinating in-depth snapshots of the dilemmas and challenges of English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) from around the world. These chapters point beyond the familiar ground of advanced language education to fundamental questions of the purposes of international and local publication for different disciplines, the meaning of national language cultures, the wisdom of publication mandates and publication reward structures, the value of plurilingualism, and even the role of language education in earlier grades."

    --Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA


    "The editors convincingly determine the research gap, the need for their volume, concisely map out dominant approaches in previous research, and pose controlling and unifying research questions for the entire volume. […] This edited volume stands out in the fields of EAL and ERPP for its excellent geolinguistic scope, international authorship, cross-continental approach, and applied nature. By offering 17 perspectives on scholarly writing for publication pedagogies and policies, this volume provides a well-evidenced cross-section of global practices in scholarly writing produced by plurilingual scholars."

    --Jurate Ruzaite, ESP Today. Journal of English for Specific Purposes at Tertiary Level, Vol. 8(1)(2020)