Writing for scholarly publication in English in Hong Kong and China: Reflections
on an ongoing research project
of Hong Kong
insights developed over many years of researching how academics write for publication
in English in Hong Kong and China, this paper offers some ideas on how the difficulties experienced by scholarly
writers who use English as an additional language might be conceptualized.
The paper will focus on plagiarism, the experiences of a manuscript editor,
and Goffman¡¯s notion of ¡°stigma¡±.
JOHN FLOWERDEW is a Professor
in the Department of English and Communication, City University of Hong Kong,
where he has been for 16 years.
His research focuses on language in use, in particular in English as
an additional language contexts, especially Hong Kong. As regards to
topics, he has devoted particular attention to various facets of academic
discourse and political discourse, the latter using a critical discourse
analysis approach. John has authored or edited 11 books and special editions
of journals, including Academic
Listening: Research Perspectives (1994) Cambridge University Press; English
for Academic Purposes: Research Perspectives (with M. Peacock) (2001)
Cambridge University Press; and Academic Discourse (2002) Longman. His
most recent book is Second Language
Listening: Theory and Practice (with L. Miller) (2005) Cambridge
University Press. In addition, he has published over 60 book chapters and
internationally refereed journal articles. Journals he has published in
include: Applied Linguistics, Discourse
and Society, English Language Teaching Journal, English for Specific Purposes
Journal, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Journal of Language and
Politics, Journal of Pragmatics, Language
in Society, Text and Talk, and TESOL Quarterly. John adopts a
problem-based approach to research, adopting the most appropriate methods for
solving the (linguistic) problems at issue. His work is thus rather eclectic.
In addition to research and publication, John is active in editorial work,
being co-editor of the Brief Reports
and Summaries section of TESOL
Quarterly and serving on the editorial board of a number of journals.