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Occupying Niches: Interculturality, Cross-culturality and Aculturality in Academic Research

  • Andrzej Łyda
  • Krystyna Warchał

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Andrzej Łyda, Krystyna Warchał
    Pages 1-14
  3. Expert Writers

  4. Novice Writers and Readers

  5. Conference Participants

  6. Non-Research Academic Genres

About this book


This book presents a collection of thematically focused articles addressing culture-specific features of academic communication, with a particular focus on communication conducted in English as an Additional Language and directed at multicultural audiences. It comprises papers arranged in four sections: Expert writers, Novice writers and readers, Conference participants, and Non-research academic genres. The book explicitly addresses and is centred upon the concept of a research niche understood as a space to be captured and populated, as a temporary location to move or grow out of in the course of individual professional development from novice to expert, and as a space to consciously reach beyond, delimited by one’s linguistic, cultural, educational, and geopolitical background. Here the niche is approached as a frame of reference for discussion of what is culture-bound, culture-sensitive, and culture-free in the academic community and its practices.


Academic Discourse Academic and Professional Genres Culture Discourse Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrzej Łyda
    • 1
  • Krystyna Warchał
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of English, University of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland
  2. 2.Institute of English, University of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Occupying Niches: Interculturality, Cross-culturality and Aculturality in Academic Research
  • Editors Andrzej Łyda
    Krystyna Warchał
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-02525-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37932-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-02526-1
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Language Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“The book offers solid evidence for language-induced obstacles in publicizing and communicating local scholars’ research findings to an international audience as part of the efforts to increase the country’s global visibility in research strength. … this special volume makes a stimulating read for both researchers focusing on academic discourse analysis and English for Academic Purposes practitioners as well as academics from various disciplines keenly interested in developing international publication and presentation skills.” (Ningyang Chen, Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 9, 2016)