Communicating science in international English: scholarly journals, publication praxis, language domain loss and benefits

Communicating science in international English: scholarly journals, publication praxis, language domain loss and benefits

The leading role of English as the international language of scientific communication has been extensively studied. Available data show that English exerts powerful effects in publication praxis since the use of a common idiom, or Lingua Franca, serves two main assets: to gain international visibili...

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Journal Title: Círculo de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación
Author: Eugenio Cianflone
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Language: Spanish
Get full text: https://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/CLAC/article/view/44514
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Círculo de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación; Vol 57, (Year 2014).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5209/rev_CLAC.2014.v57.44514
Publisher: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Usage rights: Reconocimiento (by)
Categories: Social Sciences/Humanities --> Linguistics
Social Sciences/Humanities --> Language --AMP-- Linguistics
Abstract: The leading role of English as the international language of scientific communication has been extensively studied. Available data show that English exerts powerful effects in publication praxis since the use of a common idiom, or Lingua Franca, serves two main assets: to gain international visibility, funding and career advancement and to cater for the worldwide communication of ideas among subjects with different linguistic backgrounds. Aim of this paper is to discuss contemporary publication praxis following specific datasets: the growth of scholarly journals, the publication output in English compared to other national languages, how this situation affects communication in writing and in reading for scholarly research.