Academic Wor(l)ds is a research journal of the DISCONEX project, which investigates how researchers do research.
DISCONEX contributes to the emerging field of Social Sciences and Humanities Studies (SSHS) as well as to the transdisciplinary field of Discourse Studies. The project compares academic practices and cultures of SSH research in France, Germany, the UK and the US, particularly in two fields with distinct knowledge traditions and institutional cultures: linguistics and sociology.
We analyse the discursive practices taking place in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). SSH research is understood as a discursive practice – we think that language is used by researchers to convey certain concepts and ideas and also to negotiate social positions in scientific communities and academic institutions.