|SYNAPS - A Journal of Professional Communication 14(2004) pp.1-4
|The work reported here is part of a project funded by the Norwegian Research Council, for the
period 2002-2004. Professor Kjersti Fløttum from the University of Bergen is project leader.
The project title is Kulturell Identitet i Akademisk Prosa (KIAP) and has as its main aim to
focus on the concept of cultural identity. We investigate whether this phenomenon is
primarily linked to the language and thereby the national culture the academic writer belongs
in, or whether this writer rather is formed by the disciplinary culture he or she works with.
The project is doubly contrastive in that we study texts in three languages - English, French
and Norwegian, and three disciplines - economics, linguistics and medicine. The texts we
have chosen to look at are research articles, which represent the main channel of distribution
for researchers to publish their results. The texts are clearly LSP texts in that they are written
by experts and are intended for an expert audience.
|Absent doctors, shy economists and polemic linguists? Writer manifestation in academic texts
|SYNAPS - A Journal of Professional Communication