Community and individuality: performing identity in applied linguistics
Hyland, Ken. (2010) Community and individuality: performing identity in applied linguistics. Written Communication, Vol.27 (No.2). pp. 159-188. ISSN 0741-0883Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0741088309357846
Recent research has emphasized the close connections between writing and the construction of an author’s identity. While academic contexts privilege certain ways of making meanings and so restrict what resources participants can bring from their past experiences, we can also see these writing conventions as a repertoire of options that allow writers to actively and publicly accomplish an identity through discourse choices. This article takes a somewhat novel approach to the issue of authorial identity by using the tools of corpus analysis to examine the published works of two leading figures in applied linguistics: John Swales and Debbie Cameron. By comparing high frequency keywords and clusters in their writing with a larger applied linguistics reference corpus, I attempt to show how corpus techniques might inform our study of identity construction and something of the ways identity can be seen as independent creativity shaped by an accountability to shared practices.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Written Communication|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications, Inc.|
|Number of Pages:||30|
|Page Range:||pp. 159-188|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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