uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Organizing of Scientific Fields: The Case of Corpus Linguistics
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2016 (Swedish)In: European Review, ISSN 1062-7987, E-ISSN 1474-0575, Vol. 24, no 4, 568-591 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the processes through which scientific fields are organized over time. It is argued that new approaches in scientific work are hampered by authority structures within national systems for research and established approaches within disciplines, but that these obstacles can be overcome by means of external funding, particularly through new funding sources, as well as the international developments of an innovation. As far as the latter are concerned, they are expected to first lead to informal collaboration among scholars. In the passage of time this informal collaboration becomes more and more formalized. In order to analyse such processes the paper presents a model with three phases labelled as creating, gathering and communicating. This model is then used in an empirical study of corpus linguistics, i.e. the systematic analysis of well-defined populations of written and/or spoken language material. It is shown in the paper how corpus linguistics was developed by scientific innovators who were initially questioned. With the passage of time they created a number of international organizations, which have eventually become more and more formalized, many of them publishing their own journals. In this way the paper demonstrates the significance of organizing for the development of scientific fields.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Vol. 24, no 4, 568-591 p.
Keyword [en]
sociology of science, corpus linguistics, organizing
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies; Business Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302332DOI: 10.1017/S1062798716000259ISI: 000384419800008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-302332DiVA: diva2:957200
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 90671701
Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-09-01 Last updated: 2016-10-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Engwall, LarsHedmo, Tina
By organisation
Department of Business Studies
In the same journal
European Review
Other Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 221 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf