Dialogue, Science and Academic Writing

ORCID logoZohar Livnat | Bar-Ilan University
ISBN 9789027210302 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027275028 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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This book investigates the dialogic nature of research articles from the perspective of discourse analysis, based on theories of dialogicity. It proposes a theoretical and applied framework for the understanding and exploration of scientific dialogicity.
Focusing on some dialogic components, among them citations, concession, inclusive we and interrogatives, a combined model of scientific dialogicity is proposed, that reflects the place and role of various linguistic structures against the background of various theoretical approaches to dialogicity.
Taking this combined model as a basis, the analysis demonstrates how scientific dialogicity is realized in an actual scientific dispute and how a scientific project is constructed step by step by means of a dialogue with its readers and discourse community. A number of different patterns of scientific dialogicity are offered, characterized by the different levels of the polemic held with the research world and other specific researchers – from the “classic”, moderate and polite dialogicity to a direct and personal confrontation between scientists.
[Dialogue Studies, 13] 2012.  vi, 216 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“There is a longstanding tradition of regarding academic discourse as a way of disseminating "objective truth". In this sense ''Dialogue, Science and Academic Writing'' is a timely book: the author disspells a number of myths about academic discourse, including objectivity. Scientific writing is not as objective as it is usually assumed to be; rather, it is a competition among various points of view. In order to "win the competition" researchers employ conflicting dialogic strategies, and this tendency breaks another myth -- the myth of impartiality of academic writing.

Livnat's work also succeeds in integrating independent theories of dialogism. The author combines the strengths of various models of dialogicity to explain how dialogue is created and what strategies researchers use to position themselves in the existing system of knowledge.

“Livnat’s work is a pleasant read, and can be used both as an introduction to the field as well as a scholarly study of a particular controversy dealing with our understanding of the Bible.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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