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Strategies and tactics in academic knowledge production by multilingual scholars

Curry, Mary Jane and Lillis, Theresa (2014). Strategies and tactics in academic knowledge production by multilingual scholars. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22, article no. 32.

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In the past decade, academic evaluation systems worldwide have markedly increased the use of mechanisms that privilege the use of English in journal publishing. In the context of these trends, this article highlights our findings from more than 12 years of research on the experiences and perspectives of 50 multilingual European scholars with writing for publication, particularly in English. We draw on de Certeau’s (1984) notions of strategies and tactics to explore key ways in which scholars manage often-competing demands and interests in writing for publication. Scholars both adopt strategies that align with official publication policies and use tactics that support scholars’ sometimes competing agendas. At different moments scholars embrace, accommodate, or resist the perceived dominance of English in knowledge production regimes and evaluation systems. We conclude by summarizing the value of drawing on the notions of strategy and tactics in an era of increasing debates over evaluation systems.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1068-2341
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Language & Literacies
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Item ID: 43350
Depositing User: Theresa Lillis
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2015 08:52
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 10:32
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