Anastasios Asimakopoulos

    I couldn’t agree with you more @judith-gorham! The distinction is still rather problematic. I remember I was reading a research article a few months ago, about the construction of a discipline-specific vocabulary list. The researchers built a corpus of discipline-specific research articles written by ‘native speakers’. However, their methodology did not cover the criteria used to determine the ‘nativeness’ of the author(s) of the research articles – was it the author’s ‘English-looking/sounding name’, the location of the university they were affiliated with, or perhaps both? Or what did they do with articles written by pairs or groups of researchers? Or, why would ‘nativeness’ matter for a genre like research articles that have been through multiple stages of editing and proofreading before publication? So many questions we could ask…