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English as a scientific and research language
1–2 December 2012, Zaragoza

Organised by the University of Zaragoza


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Saturday, 1 DECEMBER

8.30 • Registration

8.45 • Conference opening

By Carmen PÉREZ-LLANTADA (University of Zaragoza)

9.00-11.00 • Discourses of English as a lingua franca
Chair: Chryso HADJIDEMETRIOU (University of Sheffield)

Mariana NICOLAE and Laura MURESAN. (University of Economics Bucharest)
The challenge of publishing internationally in a non-Anglophone academic context. Romania - a case in point.

Sian PREECE (Institute of Education, University of London, England)
English in the academy: monolingual ethos/ multilingual population

Joanna LEWIŃSKA (Wszechnica Polska, Warsaw)
Teaching English as a lingua franca in multilingual academic environment

Enric LLURDA, Josep Maria COTS, Lurdes ARMENGOL and Guzman MANCHO (Universitat de Lleida, Spain)
English and the discourses of internationalisation in higher education in the expanding circle

11.00-11.45 • Plenary lecture
Chair: Ramón Plo (U. of Zaragoza)

John SWALES (University of Michigan, USA)
“Devil is in the details”: Under‐noticed aspects of research writing in English

11.45-12.00 • Coffee break

12.00-14.00 • English language hegemony vs. minority national languages: Challenges and threats
Chair: Anna Kristina HULTGREN (University of Copenhagen)

Branka DRLJACA MARGIC & Tea ZEZELIC (University of Rijeka, Croatia)
Attitudes of Croatian native speakers towards the Idea of introducing English-medium higher education

Sonia OLIVER DEL OLMO (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Spanish authors dealing with hedging or the challenges of scholarly publication in English L2

Jennifer SCHLUER (University of Kassel, Germany)
English as a lingua franca in linguistics? A case study of German linguists’ language use in publications

Carmen PIQUÉ-NOGUERA (Universitat de València, Spain)
Spanish publications in the world seen through their English abstracts

14.00-15.00 • Lunch

15.00-17.00 • The publish in English or perish dilemma
Chair: Christian JENSEN (University of Copenhagen)

Laura MURESAN, Mirela BARDI and Mariana NICOLAE (University of Economics Bucharest)
Academics' interests vs publishing realities and institutional frameworks

Claus GNUTZMANN and Frank RABE (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)
Publish in English or perish in German? Academic writing and publishing in English as a Foreign Language

Ruth BREEZE (Universidad de Navarra, Spain)
Citing outside the community? An investigation of the language of bibliography in top journals

Alexandra Anca CODREANU (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Dealing with peer reviewing: three case studies

17.00-17.45 • Plenary talk
Chair: Mª Pilar MUR (University of Zaragoza)

Ana BOCANEGRA (Universidad de Cádiz, Spain)
Publish in English or perish in Academia. The case of a JCR-indexed multilingual journal.

17.45-18.00 • Coffee break

18.00-19.30 • Academic ELF A linguistic perspective
Chair: Tamah SHERMAN (Charles University, Prague)

Alejandro CURADO (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
Relative frequencies of academic phraseology for writing in the ELF scope

Geneviève BORDET (Paris Diderot University)
Cohesive use of the anaphoric “this” in abstracts written by native and non-native English writers

Francesca SANTULLI (Università IULM – Milano, Italy)
Diglossia and the lexicon of science: English terminologies in Italian web-mediated communication

21.00 • DINNER


9.00-11.00 • Academic English. Comparison across areas of the world
Chair: Jiri NEKVAPIL (Charles University, Prague)

Olga DONTCHEVA-NAVRATILOVA (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Cross-cultural variation in citation practices: A comparative analysis of Czech and English linguistics research articles

Renata POVOLNÁ (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Cross-cultural variation in the use of some text-organizing devices in research articles

Maria KUTEEVA and Lisa MCGRATH (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Communicating health issues across European society: A case study of an EU agency

Ignacio VÁZQUEZ and Isabel CORONA (INTERLAE research group) (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
A cross-cultural and a cross-linguistic perspective of Spanish academics and professionals’ practices

11.00-11.45 • Plenary talk
Chair: Rosa LORÉS (University of Zaragoza)

Karen BENNETT (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES), Portugal)
Epistemicide in modern academia: Beyond discourse

11.45-12.00 • Coffee break

12.00-14.00 • The teaching of English for Academic Purposes and academic literacies
Chair: Zoi TATSIOKA (CITY College, Thessaloniki)

Silvia MOLINA (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Teaching advising and requesting in EU fisheries discourse to naval engineering students. An overview

Mateusz SARNECKI (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Authorial self-reference in academic writing textbooks

Miguel RUIZ-GARRIDO and Juan Carlos PALMER (Universitat Jaume I, Castelló Spain)
Comparative and superlative constructions from a multimodal approach

Sherry WARREN (University of South Carolina, USA)
Establishing a unified definition of academic literacy and a method for measuring academic readiness

14.00 Conference closing
Andrew LINN, research group leader of the English in Europe: Opportunity or threat? project (University of Sheffield)

14.15 Lunch