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The celebrity logics of the academic field. The unequal distribution of citation visibility of Applied Linguistics professors in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

Angermuller, Johannes and Hamann, Julian (2019). The celebrity logics of the academic field. The unequal distribution of citation visibility of Applied Linguistics professors in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. Journal for Discourse Studies, 1 pp. 77–93.

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Abstract

This article investigates the distribution of citation visibility of Applied Linguistics professors in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. By comparing citation counts from Google Scholar, we reveal hyperinequalities between more and less visible professors. We register strong inequalities between English-, German- and French-language scholars as well within languages, especially within the English-language community. These inequalities bear witness to the celebrity logics in academia, i.e. the hyperunequal distribution of visibility between a few >stars< and less visible other academics. We account for such inequalities in terms of >discursive capitalism<, which designates the institutional transfer of value from the many citing to the few cited members in disciplinary communities.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Beltz Verlag
ISSN: 2195-867X
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
DISCONEX313172ERC
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > Languages
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Language & Literacies
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Item ID: 69060
Depositing User: Johannes Angermuller
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 09:39
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 18:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/69060
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