‘Robot kung fu’: gender and professional identity in biology and philosophy reviews
Tse, Polly and Hyland, Ken. (2008) ‘Robot kung fu’: gender and professional identity in biology and philosophy reviews. Journal of Pragmatics, Vol.40 (No.7). pp. 1232-1248. ISSN 0378-2166Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2007.02.002
In academic writing the construction of an authorial identity is constrained by different social, biographical and academic factors as writers bring their diverse personal experiences to a text. One of these factors is that of gender, although this has been far less studied in published academic writing than in other forms of social interaction. In this paper, we explore the issue of gender in academic interactions by analyzing a corpus of academic book reviews and interviews with academics from Philosophy and Biology. Focusing on metadiscourse features, we examine the similarities and differences in the rhetorical practices of male and female academics in their construction of a disciplinarily appropriate identity. Our findings show while there is no one-to-one relation between gender and language, gender and discipline identities cross-cut each other in significant ways in the context of professional self-conception and personal preferences.
|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:||Journal of Pragmatics|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 1232-1248|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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