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By Anna Duszak

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In English-speaking countries, most of the onus falls on writers to make their texts readable, whereas it is the readers who have to make the extra effort in Germanspeaking countries. 2. Johanna Nichols The Russian text is not so much a communicative contract between writer and reader as it is a statement of truth and general knowledge. In other words, the Russian text resembles a statement of general truth that the reader may learn, rather than a communication from a writer to a reader intended to be experienced as a text by the reader.

All these authors point to the relation that exists between the size of the community and its dominant patterns of internal communication. They show how size affects solidarity and power relations among members, and what global effects it has on preferred rhetorical patterns. If interpersonal relations within an academic community can be portrayed along a cline from symbiosis to competition, patterns of interaction in small communities are likely to be marked by tendencies for peaceful and harmonious coexistence.

Myers (1989) argues that an academic community "as such" deserves special respect even though relations between individual researchers may show little deference. Conservative academic communities, probably associable with less egalitarian societies in general, tend to highlight this sense of communal being. The community as a whole has authority and repels criticism; its pronouncements deserve attention and concentration of effort. In other words, community stands for knowledge and truth. It could be mentioned at this point that the word nauka (science/scholarship) in Polish can on top of its reference to the type of activity and the products of that activity also be used to designate the (expert) group of people involved in that activity and credited for its outcomes.

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