Polycentricity and scaling in analysing textual trajectories of writing for publication

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Writing for publication typically involves a number of so called literacy brokers, whose interventions authors need to assess in terms of their relevance to the text at hand. This chapter explores such broker interventions and considers the analytical potential of the notions of polycentricity and scaling for investigating the regulation of writing in the process of academic text production. The data used in the study include a text history of a successful research paper (incl. several drafts, recordings of meetings around writing, written comments on the drafts and author interviews). The findings shed light on the ways in which multilingual authors at advanced levels of academic literacy negotiate the norms and conventions for their writing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademic Literacy Development : Perspectives on multilingual scholars' approaches to writing
EditorsLaura-Mihaela Muresan, Concepción Orna-Montesinos
Number of pages19
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-62876-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-62877-2
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

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