- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Towards a Sociolinguistics of Scientific Production -- Chapter 3. Pierre Bourdieu: view points and entry points -- Chapter 4. The sociolinguistics of science: the longue durée -- Chapter 5. Contemporary academia in transformation -- Chapter 6. Habitus as fields made flesh -- Chapter 7. Discussion: two axes of comparisons -- Chapter 8. Concluding remarks.
‘A thoughtful study of the importance of language choice for making scholarly findings known to the world.’ — Dr Florian Coulmas, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany This book presents a sociolinguistics of academic publishing from an historical and contemporary perspective. Using Swedish academia as a case study, it focuses on publishing practices within history and psychology. The author demonstrates how new regimes of research evaluation and performance-based funding are impinging on university life. His central argument, following the French sociologist Bourdieu, is that the trend towards publishing in English should be understood as a social strategy, developed in response to such transformations. Thought-provoking and challenging, this book will interest students and scholars of sociolinguistics, language planning and language policy, research policy, sociology of science, history and psychology..