New publication

posted Apr 25, 2016, 1:18 PM by Beril Arik   [ updated Apr 25, 2016, 1:19 PM ]

Arik, B. T., & Arik, E. (2015). World Englishes from a citation index perspective. Journal of English as an International Language, 10(1), 1-19.

New publication

posted Apr 25, 2016, 1:17 PM by Beril Arik   [ updated Apr 25, 2016, 1:20 PM ]

Arik, B. T., & Arik, E. (2014). The role and status of English in Turkish higher education. English Today, 30(4), 5-10. doi:10.1017/S0266078414000339

AAAL presentation

posted Dec 1, 2013, 8:51 PM by Beril Arik   [ updated Dec 1, 2013, 8:54 PM ]

I will be presenting at the AAAL
Title: Genre Ecology of an International Graduate Student
Abstract: In this longitudinal autoethnographic study, the genre ecology of a Turkish international graduate student at an American university was delineated. The study drew on Bazerman’s (1994) systems of genre and Spinuzzi’s (2002) genre ecology, which investigate groups of interconnected genres in a specific context, as users of these genres mediate their activities using textual artifacts. However, different from most studies within these frameworks, the current study focused on the genre ecology of an individual rather than an institution. By exploring how constellations of genres were distributed, circulated, and interpreted at the level of the individual, the current study contributes to our understanding of how genre systems and ecologies function in smaller scales.
The main purpose of this study was to trace various genres in an international graduate student’s genre ecology. The data covered a five-year period between 2007-2012 and genres as diverse as course papers, emails, and publications. The study not only provided a panoramic view of the abundance and diversity of genre types, but also illuminated the dynamics between various genres in this graduate student’s genre ecology. For example, the study not only depicted the abundance and diversity of genres in this small genre ecology but also mapped the complex stratification of various genres in relation to one another from the perspective of the participant. Similarly, the findings revealed the significance of particular types of genres in facilitating academic writing and socialization, such as email exchanges with colleagues and annotations on readings, which are not usually considered as part of academic genres. Moreover, the results showed how the participant’s particular interpretations, for example regarding the relative significance or difficulty of a particular genre changed over time. Finally, methodological issues and the implications of the findings for further research are discussed.

Invited Talk

posted Nov 18, 2013, 9:58 AM by Beril Arik   [ updated Nov 18, 2013, 10:00 AM ]

You can find the details of my invited talk on autoethnography here


posted Nov 14, 2013, 2:53 PM by Beril Arik   [ updated Nov 18, 2013, 10:01 AM ]

I just updated my website.

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