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English Department
English Department
English Language and Linguistics

 ESSE Torino 2010

This page collects the long abstracts from the Seminar 70 organised for ESSE 2010 in Torino by Josef Schmied & Marina Bondi

Empirical Approaches to Discipline, Culture and Identity in Academic Discourse

The seminar explores new empirical approaches to academic discourse and its variation according to discipline, culture and identity. Attention will be paid to the ways different discourse identities are formed linguistically in accordance with the illocutionary intent of the speakers/writers, the relation among participants, the object of study, the disciplinary traditions, etc. The comparison of linguistic features signaling hedging, cohesion or different types of complexity across varieties (native vs. non-native), genres (research articles, conference presentations, etc.) and disciplines should offer interesting perspectives in lexico-grammatical and textual analysis from different empirical approaches.

Convenor Josef SCHMIED (Chemnitz, DE)

Co-convenor Marina BONDI (Universit� di Modena e Reggio Emilia, IT)

Academic Discourse Across Genres
Diani, Giuliana (Modena) Interpersonal Metadiscourse in University Lectures in English and Italian: A Corpus-based Comparative Study
Gesuato, Sara (Padua) Content and Wording of University Course Descriptions
Lor�s-Sanz, Rosa (Zaragoza) The Exploration of the Evaluative Voice in Book Reviews: a Cross-cultural Approach
Provenzano, Mariarosaria (Salento) Identity Markers in the Academic Discourse in English on Western-Islamic Finance: Two Case Studies
Samson, Christina (Florence) Constructing complex identities: Semantic Sequences Typifying Academic/Economists' Discourse in Written Economics Lectures
Chubarian, Astghik / Karapetyan, Rosanna (Yerewan) Grammars and Cultures: on Domain-specific Functions of Certain Linguistic Phenomena Across Languages
Kirk, John M. / Vander, Viana (Belfast) Empirical Approaches to Academic Discourse: Key Key Words in ICE-Corpora
Academic Discourse from Experts to Beginners
Vander, Viana (Belfast) Language Versus Literature? A Corpus-Driven Study of Thesis Writing
Smirnova, Alla (Samara) Argumentative Patterns of Specialized Academic Discourse Produced by Russian Scholars in English
Lopriore, Lucilla (Rome) A Specific Spoken Genre: the Language of EFL Conferences
D'Angelo, Larissa (Bergamo) Disciplinary Cultures in Academic Posters
Toska, Bledar (Vlora) The Dialogical Identity of Pragmatic Markers in Political Argumentation
Bayyurt, Yasemin (Istanbul) Hedging in Academic Writing: An Exploratory Study on L2 Speakers' Academic Essays at a State University in Turkey

We thank all contributers, presenters and discussants, and encourage them to send us their papers (Chicago Style) and comments by November 1st, so that they can be included in the new REAL Studies volume on the subject: REAL Studies

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