Some linguistic and pragmatic considerations affecting science reporting in English by non-native speakers of the language

@inproceedings{KourilovaUrbanczik2012SomeLA,
  title={Some linguistic and pragmatic considerations affecting science reporting in English by non-native speakers of the language},
  author={Magda Kourilova-Urbanczik},
  booktitle={Interdisciplinary toxicology},
  year={2012}
}
Approximately 50% of publications in English peer reviewed journals are contributed by non-native speakers (NNS) of the language. Basic thought processes are considered to be universal yet there are differences in thought patterns and particularly in discourse management of writers with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The study highlights some areas of potential incompatibility in native and NNS processing of English scientific papers. Principles and conventions in generating… CONTINUE READING
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