The Inferior Science and the Dominant Use of English in Knowledge Production

@article{Hwang2005TheIS,
  title={The Inferior Science and the Dominant Use of English in Knowledge Production},
  author={Kumju Hwang},
  journal={Science Communication},
  year={2005},
  volume={26},
  pages={390 - 427}
}
  • Kumju Hwang
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Science Communication
This article examines international scientific activities in the context of hierarchical international relations and how English use is related to inequality in core-periphery relationships. However, the author recognizes that the theoretical concept of colonialist discourse is too dichotomous to apply to the multilayered structure of the real world. To some extent, Traweek’s notion of “the acceptance of the Euro-American dominant scientist” can be related to English use in the means of… Expand

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