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Conference: Participation at 39th International Conference of the Spanish Society of Applied Linguistics (AESLA).

During the 27th-29th April, the 39th AESLA Conference was held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Our team members Rosana Villares, Alberto Vela, and Marian Velilla presented part of their current research projects. The abstracts of their presentations are linked below. A genre-based analysis of researchers’ scientific dissemination strategies on Twitter. Abstract: Technological advances have …

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New publication: Luzón, M.J. (2022)

Luzón M.J. (2022).“Coronavirus explainers” for public communication of science: everything the public needs to know. In Musolff, A.,  Breeze, R., Kondo, K. and Vilar-Lluch, S. (eds). Pandemic and Crisis Discourse. Bloomsbury Publishing. 10.5040/9781350232730.ch-006. Abstract Disseminating knowledge to the public and communicating it by using engaging and non-technical language is particularly important in health-related crisis such …

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New publication: Luzón, M.J. and Pérez-Llantada, C. (2022)

Luzón, M.J. and Pérez-Llantada, C. (2022). Digital Genres in Academic Knowledge Production and Communication: Perspectives and Practices. Bristol, Multilingual Matters. Summary This book presents an overview of the wide variety of digital genres used by researchers to produce and communicate knowledge, perform new identities and evaluate research outputs. It explores the role of digital genres …

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Conference: International Conference on Digital Communication, Identity and Visibility in Research Dissemination (INTERGEDI2021), University of Zaragoza, Spain, 9-10 December 2021.

Predatory journals: A potential threat to the dissemination of validated knowledge in open science. Bocanegra-Valle, A. Abstract Predatory publishing practices have proliferated in the past years by 25% (Oermann et al., 2018) as a result of researchers’ pressure to publish or perish in international journals and, concurrently, the expansion of digital editorial practices and the …

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New publication: Velilla-Sánchez, M. A. (2021)

Velilla-Sánchez, M. A. (2021). Bilingual resources in English-medium instruction lectures: the role lecturer’s L1 is playing in EMI courses. Language Value, 14(2), 45-67. DOI: 10.6035/languagev.6122 Abstract English is increasingly used as a lingua franca (ELF) for academic activities in Spanish higher education institutions. The notion of ELF is now being redefined to include in its  …

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Conference: Participation at the 9th International Conference Synergies in Communication, Bucharest, 28-29 October 2021

Changing scholarly practices: The case of the Twitter conference “Linguistweets”. Villares, R. Abstract During and after the COVID-19 crisis, changes in online academic socialization and research exchanges have skyrocketed to engage in new forms of science communication. In this presentation, I focus on academic conferences, and how this genre has shifted and benefited from the …

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Curso de formación de investigadores noveles dentro del Programa de Doctorado Iberus Talent de Campus Iberus Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Valle del Ebro

El objetivo general de este curso, impartido por la Dra. Carmen Pérez-Llantada,  es dar a conocer a los asistentes distintas estrategias de comunicación escrita que les puedan facilitar la redacción de artículos para su publicación en revistas científicas y la difusión de los artículos en medios digitales. Para más información ir al siguiente enlace: https://elearning.campusiberus.es/

Conference: Plenary talk at 10th Brno Conference on Linguistic studies in English, Czech Republic, 16-17 September 2021

Register choice and patterns of interaction across text varieties. Pérez-Llantada, C. Abstract In the context of Open Science and of the “democratization of science” agenda for reaching broader publics (Bonney et al., 2009; Fecher & Friesike, 2014), scholars are increasingly encouraged to produce new kinds of writing online that target a non-specialist/lay readership. This is …

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Conference: Participation at BAAL 2021 Conference, Newcastle, University of Northumbria, 9-10 September 2021

Language standards and style in a trans-scientific genre, BAAL SIG Health and Science Communication. Pérez-Llantada, C. Abstract This paper focuses on the crowdfunding project, a trans-scientific genre that is attracting increasing attention among researchers in the fields of Medicine and Health Sciences. The extant literature conceptualizes this genre as ‘trans-scientific’ (or ‘para-scientific’) because it operates …

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Conference: Participation at AILA World Congress, Groningen, The Netherlands, 19 August 2021

Genres, science and Web 2.0: intersemiotic relationships in digital environments. Pérez-Llantada, C. Featured presentation This presentation contributes an enhanced understanding of the crucial role that genres of research play in the diffusion of science on the Internet. To this end, I draw on the view of genre as “an open category at least partly bounded …

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Conference: Participation at the 19th International Conference of AELFE (Vilanova i la Geltrú), 7-9 July 2021

Scholarly communication and Twitter: Multilingual practices of Spanish research groupsference. María José Luzón Abstract Individual scholars as well as research groups are increasingly using Twitter as a tool for self-promotion, information sharing, networking and public outreach (Mahrt, Weller and Peters, 2014; Veletsianos, 2012). Multilingual scholars, in particular, use their Twitter accounts to reach diverse local …

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Conference: Participation at LSPPC6, HONG KONG, 3-5 June 2021

Understanding the multimodal practices of research groups when communicating in Twitter. Luzón, María José Abstract Twitter is being increasingly used in academia as a tool for self-promotion, information sharing, networking and public outreach (Mahrt, Weller and Peters, 2014; Veletsianos, 2012). The use of Twitter enables scholars to select and combine a variety of semiotic resources …

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Conference: Participation at Seminar in English Studies ( SEING 2021), 27-28 May 2021

Studying the rhetorical structure of crowdfunding discourse: A move-step analysis of project videos. Vivas Peraza, Ana Cristina Abstract Crowdfunding (CF) is a strategy for scientists and entrepreneurs of any kind to collect funds for their projects by requesting online donations to the public. As an alternative to the highly competitive traditional institutional funding, this revolutionary …

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Conference: Participation at 3rd Metadiscourse Across Genres (MAG2021). Universitat Jaume I de Castelló (Spain). 27-28 May 2021

Metadiscourse and predatory scholarly journals: how publishers interact with prospective article authors. Bocanegra-Valle, A. Abstract Predatory practices have proliferated in the last decade as a part of the pressure-to publish explosion of scholarly publishing (Fazel & Hartse, 2020). These practices are often associated with on-line Open Access (OA) publishing; however, because the OA model in …

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Conference: Participation at ENTRETEXTOS, ALICANTE, 13-14 May 2021

Uncovering the discourse of open access predatory journals. Bocanegra-Valle, A. Abstract The pressure-to publish trend in academia has contributed to the proliferation and expansion of journals from predatory publishers (Fazel & Hartse, 2020; Power, 2018). Many of these publishers usually email scholars promising short peer review turnarounds, high acceptance rates and, therefore, fast publication (Bocanegra-Valle, …

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New publication: Muresan & Orna-Montesinos (eds). (2021)

Muresan, L. M. & Orna-Montesinos, C. (eds). (2021). Academic Literacy Development. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62877-2 Abstract This edited book brings together an international cast of contributors to examine how academic literacy is learned and mastered in different tertiary education settings around the world. Bringing to the fore the value of qualitative enquiry through ethnographic methods, …

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New publication: Pérez-Llantada (2021)

Pérez-Llantada, C. (2021). Genres and languages in science communication: The multiple dimensions of the science-policy interface. Language & Communication, 78, 65-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2021.02.004 Abstract This article investigates science dissemination practices on the Internet across the disciplinary spectrum and maps out the mono-/multilingual uptake of those practices. Results show that the production of traditional genres for expert-to-expert communication is …

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New publication: Pérez-Llantada (2021)

Pérez-Llantada, C. (2021). Grammar features and discourse style in digital genres: The case of science-focused crowdfunding projects. Revista Signos. Estudios de Lingüística, 54(105), 73-96. Open access. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-09342021000100073 Abstract As advances in digital media render new forms of knowledge dissemination, new genres in the Internet are attracting increasing scholarly attention. Yet, although these genres have been investigated extensively …

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New publication: Luzón & Albero-Posac (2020)

Luzón, M. J. & Albero-Posac, S. (2020). “Had a lovely week at #conference2018”: An analysis of interaction through conference tweets. RELC Journal, 51(1), 33-51. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033688219896862 Abstract Twitter has become a common feature of academic conferences, used by organizers to provide information about the conference and by attendees to engage in discussion about the conference topics, share information, and …

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New publication: Guillén-Galve & Vela-Tafalla (2020)

Guillén-Galve, I. & Vela-Tafalla, M. A. (2020). New research genres and English prosody: An exploratory analysis of academic English intonation in Video Methods Articles in experimental biology. Language Value, 12(1), 1-19. Abstract The digital multimedia environment where research communication develops nowadays has important consequences for EAP course design (Pérez-Llantada 2016), since speaking and visuals are ever more …

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