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Article: 'Robot Kung fu': Gender and professional identity in biology and philosophy reviews

Title'Robot Kung fu': Gender and professional identity in biology and philosophy reviews
Authors
KeywordsAcademic writing
Book reviews
Disciplinary discourses
Gender
Identity
Issue Date2008
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/pragma
Citation
Journal Of Pragmatics, 2008, v. 40 n. 7, p. 1232-1248 How to Cite?
AbstractIn 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. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130135
ISSN
2014 Impact Factor: 0.831
2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.696
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dc.contributor.authorTse, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHyland, Ken_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:47:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:47:30Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Pragmatics, 2008, v. 40 n. 7, p. 1232-1248en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0378-2166en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130135-
dc.description.abstractIn 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. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/pragmaen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Pragmaticsen_HK
dc.subjectAcademic writingen_HK
dc.subjectBook reviewsen_HK
dc.subjectDisciplinary discoursesen_HK
dc.subjectGenderen_HK
dc.subjectIdentityen_HK
dc.title'Robot Kung fu': Gender and professional identity in biology and philosophy reviewsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHyland, K:khyland@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.pragma.2007.02.002en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume40en_HK
dc.identifier.issue7en_HK
dc.identifier.spage1232en_HK
dc.identifier.epage1248en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000257042800005-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
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