Creativity, conformity and complexity in academic writing
Mary Scott [+]
Institute of Education
Joan Turner [+]
This chapter develops a perspective which lies at the interface between applied linguistic research on academic writing and the various theoretical discourses that feed into academic literacy or academic literacies. It looks at excerpts from student texts and how they enact heteroglossia, by negotiating contemporary disciplinary discourses which the students are working on, inter-relating academic conventions such as citation with previous educational values, and developing an argument.