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dc.contributor.authorStrauss, Pen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-17T22:59:07Z
dc.date.available2018-01-17T22:59:07Z
dc.date.copyright2017-12-08en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationPublications 2017, 5(4), 27; doi:10.3390/publications5040027
dc.identifier.issn2304-6775en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/11081
dc.description.abstractEnglish dominates the academic publishing world, and this dominance can, and often does, lead to the marginalisation of researchers who are not first-language speakers of English. There are different schools of thought regarding this linguistic domination; one approach is pragmatic. Proponents believe that the best way to empower these researchers in their bid to publish is to assist them to gain mastery of the variety of English most acceptable to prestigious journals. Another perspective, however, is that traditional academic English is not necessarily the best medium for the dissemination of research, and that linguistic compromises need to be made. They contend that the stranglehold that English holds in the publishing world should be resisted. This article explores these different perspectives, and suggests ways in which those of us who do not wield a great deal of influence may yet make a small contribution to the levelling of the linguistic playing field, and pave the way for an English lingua franca that better serves the needs of twenty-first century academics.
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.mdpi.com/2304-6775/5/4/27
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
dc.subjectAcademic publishing; Dominance of English: Native/nonnative speakers of English; Resistance; Academic lingua franca
dc.title“It’s Not the Way We Use English”—Can We Resist the Native Speaker Stranglehold on Academic Publications?en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/publications5040027en_NZ
aut.relation.issue5en_NZ
aut.relation.volume27en_NZ
pubs.elements-id323483
aut.relation.journalPublicationsen_NZ


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