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Conference: Languaging Diversity International Conference 2023, “Languaging identities in changing times: challenges and opportunities”, University of Napoli “L’orientale”, Torino, Italy, 14- 16 Dec.

#ilooklikeasurgeon: using Twitter to challenge stereotypes and draw attention to diversity . Luzón, M.J. Abstract In August 2015, the hashtag #ILookLikeASurgeon was introduced and used to tweet photos of practicing or aspiring surgeons around the world, and thus highlight diversity in surgery. The hashtag went viral and it is still being used frequently to challenge …

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International research week organised by our partners in ASE (Bucharest)

In October 2023, it took place the “International Research and Training Week for Academia – New academic, communication and research competences for the digital age”, organised and coordinated by Professor Laura Mureşan with the support of the Department of Modern Languages and Communication in Business from ASE. Debates, presentations and networking activities from this week …

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News: The Conference Genres And Languages In Digital Communication: Trends And New Directions Was Held In June

Source: https://bifi.es/the-conference-genres-and-languages-in-digital-communication-trends-and-new-directions-was-held-in-june/# On June 28-30, the international congress GENRES AND LANGUAGES IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION: TRENDS AND NEW DIRECTIONS was held at the Patio de la Infanta (Fundación Ibercaja), organized jointly with the 21st annual conference of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes (AELFE2023) and the 7th Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association of Languages …

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Conference: 7th Meeting of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE7) “Combining Tradition and Computation”, University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia), 19-23 June, 2023.

100% crowdfunded! A study on phraseology for successful scientific communication in an emerging digital genre. Vela-Rodrigo, A. A. Abstract The close relationship between lexis and grammar has been ample proved in a considerable number of publications on corpus linguistics, highlighting the importance of phraseology when studying the performance of a genre (e.g., Hoey 2005, Gries …

Conference: 7th Meeting of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE7) “Combining Tradition and Computation”, University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia), 19-23 June, 2023. Read More »

Conference: 16th NFEAP International Conference: EAP and time, Oslo (Norway), 15- 16 June 2023

Science communication and the new needs for EAP in the digital age: Producing science crowdfunding videos as multimodal literacy practice. Vivas- Peraza, A.C. Abstract At a time of rapidly changing technologies and explosion of the Open Science movement, online science communication is becoming a major skill for scientists. The Internet and the Web 2.0 allow …

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Conference: 32nd Annual International Conference on British and American Studies (BAS 2023), English Department at the Faculty of Letters, West University of Timişoara (Romania), 11-13  May

Lexical Bundles for the Creation of Reliability and Proximity in Crowdfunding Campaigns. Vela-Rorigo, A. A. Abstract Crowdfunding platforms support the production of scientific knowledge and its dissemination online. It is therefore of interest to uncover how formulaic language operates through the lens of lexical bundle analysis in such emerging genres to know the manner scientists …

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Conference: Cultures & Contrasts (C&C 2023) LANGUAGES IN CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: PRACTICES, DISCOURSES, COGNITION. State University of Applied Sciences in Konin (Poland) 27-29 March 2023

A rhetorical profile of art-related crowdfunding projects in a new communicative culture. Vela Rodrigo, A. Abstract Today, scientific researchers are creating a brand-new communicative culture using the digital affordances of the Web 2.0 to disseminate their work to lay publics, making science more accessible and decipherable, at same time they engage society in issues of …

Conference: Cultures & Contrasts (C&C 2023) LANGUAGES IN CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: PRACTICES, DISCOURSES, COGNITION. State University of Applied Sciences in Konin (Poland) 27-29 March 2023 Read More »

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Conference: 44th GERAS International Conference: Cultures, Mémoires et Héritages en Anglais de Spécialité, École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (France), 23-25 March 2023

A lexical bundle analysis for artistic campaigns in Crowdfunding Communication. Vela Rodrigo, A. Abstract At present, researchers are increasingly using different digital resources and tools to make scientific contents accessible to lay publics and also to engage them in various ways in scientific research. In the context of science crowdfunding, the technological affordances of digital …

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Conference: Participation at the 40th International Conference of the Spanish Society of Applied Linguistics (AESLA). Mérida, Spain, 26th-28th April 2023

Lengua y discurso en géneros digitales: el caso de la comunicación pública de la ciencia (conferencia plenaria). Carmen Pérez-Llantada En el contexto de la Ciencia Abierta y de la agenda para la “democratización de la ciencia”, la investigación en lingüística aplicada sobre lengua y comunicación en contextos sociales y culturales está ganando impulso en la …

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Webinar: Invited presentation at Jilin University, China

Digital genres and practices in English for Specific Purposes: Current perspectives and future directions. Carmen Pérez-Llantada.13th December 2022. Jilin University, China Abstract Over the past years, digital communication in specific communities has been a focus of direct interest for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) researchers and practitioners. Such critical focus on ESP research has been …

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

Pérez-Llantada, C. and M.J. Luzón (2022). Genre networks. Intersemiotic relations in digital science communication. New York/Oxon: Routledge. Book description This innovative book employs genre as a fruitful lens for exploring the complexity of science communication online and the new genre assemblages formed at the interface of multiple genres in digital environments. Pérez-Llantada and Luzón argue …

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Conference: Participation at the 9th Conference on Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and Social Media Corpora.

On 28-29th September, the 9th Conference on Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and Social Media Corpora was held in Santiago de Compostela. Our team members Oana Carciu and Rosana Villares presented part of their current research projects. The abstracts of their presentations are linked below. Digital science communication beyond expert audiences: Exploring add-on genres in enhanced publications. …

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Conference: 20th International AELFE Conference, Communication in the academic, professional, and political spheres during pandemic times. University of Pisa, Italy,  14-15 Sept.

Exploring discoursal uptake and recontextualization in a genre network online: A case study. Carmen Pérez-Llantada Abstract The intertextual and hypertextual relations among genres (discourse types) that result from the Web 2.0 technological affordances invite genre analysts to better grasp the complexity of meaning making processes and the generic interrelations that are established in web-based specialized …

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New Publication: Vivas-Peraza, A.C. (2022)

Vivas-Peraza, A. C. (2022). The role of women in STEM disciplines. A multimodal analysis of crowdfunding project videos for the iGEM science competition. Sociología y tecnociencia, 12(2), 228-251. https://doi.org/10.24197/st.2.2022.228-251 Abstract The gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is a matter of growing social concern: although the female presence in these disciplines has …

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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. Villares,R. Abstract: Technological advances …

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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. Abstract 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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