ABSTRACT

In addressing the overarching theme of plurilingual scientists’ experiences with English as a language of science, this chapter presents findings related to the first research sub-question: What are participant attitudes toward English as an international language of scientific communication? Drawing largely on qualitative data to expand and elaborate on survey findings, this chapter includes findings of the extrinsic motivation behind MU scholars’ language choices when writing for publication, a grudging acceptance of the functional necessity of publishing their research in English-medium scientific journals, some frustration and resistance towards the growing publishing expectations facing emerging and established scholars, and a widespread perception among MU scholars of bias against them at international journals. A brief discussion of the findings in relation to the literature previously reviewed is embedded within this chapter, as is the case for each findings chapter.