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Article: 'She has received many honours': identity in article bio statements

Title'She has received many honours': identity in article bio statements
Authors
KeywordsAcademic writing
Biographical statement
Identity
Issue Date2012
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jeap
Citation
Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2012, v. 11 n. 2, p. 155-165 How to Cite?
Abstract
In contrast to the prescribed anonymity of the research article, the bio which accompanies it is perhaps the most explicit assertion of self-representation in scholarly life. Here is a rhetorical space where, in 50-100 words, authors are able to craft a narrative of expertise for themselves. It is a key opening for academics, both novice and experienced, to manage a public image through the careful recounting of achievement. Yet despite the current interest in identity, the bio has largely escaped attention. In this paper we address this neglect through analysis of 600 bios across three disciplines, exploring the importance of discipline, status and gender in mediating the ways writers claim an identity. Our argument is that, despite its brevity, the bio is an important means of representing an academic self through the recognition of collective values and membership. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/148714
ISSN
2013 Impact Factor: 0.796
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.176
ISI Accession Number ID

 

Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorHyland, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorTse, Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-29T06:18:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-29T06:18:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of English for Academic Purposes, 2012, v. 11 n. 2, p. 155-165en_US
dc.identifier.issn1475-1585en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/148714-
dc.description.abstractIn contrast to the prescribed anonymity of the research article, the bio which accompanies it is perhaps the most explicit assertion of self-representation in scholarly life. Here is a rhetorical space where, in 50-100 words, authors are able to craft a narrative of expertise for themselves. It is a key opening for academics, both novice and experienced, to manage a public image through the careful recounting of achievement. Yet despite the current interest in identity, the bio has largely escaped attention. In this paper we address this neglect through analysis of 600 bios across three disciplines, exploring the importance of discipline, status and gender in mediating the ways writers claim an identity. Our argument is that, despite its brevity, the bio is an important means of representing an academic self through the recognition of collective values and membership. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jeapen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of English for Academic Purposesen_US
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of English for Academic Purposes. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2012, v. 11 n. 2, p. 155-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeap.2012.01.001-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAcademic writingen_US
dc.subjectBiographical statementen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.title'She has received many honours': identity in article bio statementsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHyland, K: khyland@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailTse, P: pollytse@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHyland, K=rp01133en_US
dc.description.naturepostprinten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jeap.2012.01.001en_US
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84860681261-
dc.identifier.hkuros204331-
dc.identifier.volume11-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage155-
dc.identifier.epage165-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000309322400009-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.identifier.citeulike10411869-

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