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Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Identity and Interaction: Changing Landscape of Professional and Academic Discourse in an Increasingly Globalized Society
Project IdSGS03/FF/2020
Main solverMgr. Gabriela Zapletalová, Ph.D.
Period1/2020 - 12/2020
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe research project focuses on the role of an increasingly globalizing academic and institutional landscape on the realization of professional and academic discursive practices. The influence of globalizing context on the identity and interaction in the discourses is due to intensive digitalization of communication, which changes the ways how knowledge is created and distributed and influences the discursive identity is built in electronic spaces. The shared communication platform in globalizing (non)electronic world is English as a global tool for international contact between users from diversified multilingual and cultural backgrounds. This feature impacts both intercultural aspects of communication and an increased mobility across nations. The mobility in the tertiary field leads to the creation of multilingual classrooms whose members operate with different intercultural competences and experience. The higher education then gains an essentially international character. The aim of the analyses in the given project is to explore identity in academic discourse and approach it as the result of linguistic interaction. The analyses will focus on three genres (discussion fora in open online courses, seminar discussions, research articles). The materials for the research subsume the corpus SciELF and the corpus of seminar classroom interaction, and the existing corpora regularly updated (online discussion fora). The genres represent three varied types of discourse ? online, spoken and written. The discursive identity will be analysed at the macro-level including participant roles and stances, and at the micro-level as local, emergent position revealing how the interaction is controlled in online dynamics of communication.