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ERIC Number: EJ942601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Legitimizing Dialogue as Textual and Ideological Goal in Academic Writing for Assessment and Publication
Lillis, Theresa
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v10 n4 p401-432 Oct 2011
The semiotic world that we inhabit (within and outside the academy) is fast changing in terms of the resources that are used and the practices in which many engage. Yet the institutional norms governing highly consequential academic texts--students' texts assessed as part of their disciplinary-based activity and scholars' papers submitted for publication--lack engagement with this array of resources and, epistemologically, continue to drive a monologic stance towards academic meaning making. The aim of this article is to argue for a reconfiguring of the "textual goal" of academic writing, through one simple yet transformative tool, that of "juxtaposition". Textual juxtaposition is illustrated in this article, and its intellectual and ideological value discussed, drawing on Bakhtin's emphasis on dialogue, using several examples from published academic texts. The relevance to scholarly and student writing is explored. (Contains 5 footnotes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom