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Article: English or Chinese? The trade-off between local and international publication among Chinese academics in the humanities and social sciences

TitleEnglish or Chinese? The trade-off between local and international publication among Chinese academics in the humanities and social sciences
Authors
KeywordsChinese academics
Humanities and social sciences
Internationalization of higher education
Language of publication
Scholarly publication
Issue Date2009
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jslw
Citation
Journal Of Second Language Writing, 2009, v. 18 n. 1, p. 1-16 How to Cite?
AbstractWithin a global trend of the anglicization of academic publishing, in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) publication in indigenous languages, nevertheless, in many contexts, continues to thrive. Given that the overall anglicization of academic publishing tends to be negotiated at the local level, this study seeks to discover how a potentially competing relationship between English and Chinese might be manifested in the context of China. Focused on the praxis of Chinese HSS academics writing for scholarly publication, in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 academics across a range of HSS disciplines at an elite research-based university in China. The study sought to find out, firstly, how and to what extent English is used among these participants, and, secondly, what their attitudes are towards the official policy of encouraging more international publication (in English). The findings, based on this limited sample, suggest that Chinese will most likely retain its dominant position as the language of research and publication for Chinese HSS scholars, but that international publication in English will nevertheless increase. The paper concludes by suggesting that, to facilitate visibility of peripheral scholarship on the part of scholars such as the participants in this study, efforts can be made from both the periphery and the center. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160016
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.744
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.755
ISI Accession Number ID
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dc.contributor.authorFlowerdew, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yen_HK
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dc.date.available2012-08-16T06:00:22Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Second Language Writing, 2009, v. 18 n. 1, p. 1-16en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1060-3743en_HK
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dc.description.abstractWithin a global trend of the anglicization of academic publishing, in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) publication in indigenous languages, nevertheless, in many contexts, continues to thrive. Given that the overall anglicization of academic publishing tends to be negotiated at the local level, this study seeks to discover how a potentially competing relationship between English and Chinese might be manifested in the context of China. Focused on the praxis of Chinese HSS academics writing for scholarly publication, in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 academics across a range of HSS disciplines at an elite research-based university in China. The study sought to find out, firstly, how and to what extent English is used among these participants, and, secondly, what their attitudes are towards the official policy of encouraging more international publication (in English). The findings, based on this limited sample, suggest that Chinese will most likely retain its dominant position as the language of research and publication for Chinese HSS scholars, but that international publication in English will nevertheless increase. The paper concludes by suggesting that, to facilitate visibility of peripheral scholarship on the part of scholars such as the participants in this study, efforts can be made from both the periphery and the center. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jslwen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Second Language Writingen_HK
dc.subjectChinese academicsen_HK
dc.subjectHumanities and social sciencesen_HK
dc.subjectInternationalization of higher educationen_HK
dc.subjectLanguage of publicationen_HK
dc.subjectScholarly publicationen_HK
dc.titleEnglish or Chinese? The trade-off between local and international publication among Chinese academics in the humanities and social sciencesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLi, Y: yongyan@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jslw.2008.09.005en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume18en_HK
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