Language, Culture and Identity in Applied Linguistics - Richard Kiely

Language, Culture and Identity in Applied Linguistics - Richard Kiely

Interdisciplinarity and writer identity: students’ views and experiences

Language, Culture and Identity in Applied Linguistics - Richard Kiely

Bojana Petric [+-]
University of Essex
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Bojana joined the department in 2007 to teach modules in applied linguistics such as foundations of ESP/EAP, professional communication, and intercultural communication. Previously she taught at Novi Sad University (Serbia), Central European University (Hungary) and Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary), and participated in numerous EAP projects as course designer and teacher in Hungary, Russia, Serbia and Turkey. She has published papers on academic writing, specifically on students’ citation practices, plagiarism, writer voice, and interdisciplinarity, in journals such as Journal of Second Language Writing, Written Communication, Language Teaching, English for Specific Purposes, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, The Writing Center Journal, and System, as well as in edited volumes, such as English as an international language: Perspectives and pedagogical issues (2009) edited by Farzad Sharifian, Constructing interpersonality: Multiple perspectives and applications to written academic genres (2010) co-edited by R. Lorés-Sanz, P. Mur-Dueňas, and E. Lafuente-Millán, and Crossed words: Criticism in scholarly writing (2011) co-edited by F. Salager-Meyer and B. Lewin. She has also published a book on educational reform (A glossary of the educational reform, 2006 [in Serbian]). She was the Deputy Chair of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) from 2009 to 2011, and is currently a member of the Board (2013-2015). She is on the editorial board of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes.

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This study explores disciplinary affiliation as part of writer identity in an interdisciplinary field by focusing on student writers’ own views and experiences of writing a master’s thesis in an interdisciplinary master’s programme. In contrast to previous work using text analysis and discourse-based interviews with writers, here writer identity is approached from the students’ perspective only. As a consequence, some of the reported aspects of writer identity may not have a visible presence in students’ texts. They are nevertheless important since they help shape the (inter) disciplinary boundaries of student

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Petric, Bojana. Interdisciplinarity and writer identity: students’ views and experiences. Language, Culture and Identity in Applied Linguistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 119-131 Dec 2006. ISBN 9781845532192. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25612. Date accessed: 29 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25612. Dec 2006

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