Titles Y Us!

  • Badley G
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Abstract

Using "Titles Ya{cyrillic} Us!" as a metaphor, I explore the case that when academics choose titles for their texts, they also reveal something about who they are. First, I briefly discuss the theory of titles-"titology"-as paratexts and pre-texts. Second, I identify several categories of title. Third, I analyze five recently published articles as mini-case studies and question whether they reveal anything useful about writer stance and writer voice. Finally, I conclude that titles are not only thresholds into what academics write but also into what and who they are. © The Author(s) 2013.

Author-supplied keywords

  • and words we use
  • loosens up the imagination
  • often
  • playfulness towards the phrases
  • titology
  • writer identity
  • writer stance
  • writer voice

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  • G. F. Badley

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