Ana Bocanegra-Valle

Ana Bocanegra-Valle
Universidad de Cádiz | UCA · Department of French and English Philology

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (English Language)

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Introduction
- Book Review Editor for ESP Today. Journal of English for Specific Purposes at Tertiary Level https://www.esptodayjournal.org/ - Book Review Editor for RESLA, the Spanish journal for Applied Linguistics https://www.benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/resla/main - Former Editor-in-Chief of Iberica (ISSN 139-7241)
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November 1992 - present
Universidad de Cádiz
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (61)
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This paper analyses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOTs) faced by Spanish humanities journals and explores the role these journals play as tools for the transmission of research against a global academia. The dataset is comprised of the replies to twenty semi-structured surveys that were administered among ten editors of Spa...
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This paper presents findings from a study exploring the teacher education needs of experienced english for specific purposes (ESP) instructors. It discusses data from interviews with 19 experienced in-service teachers of ESP in two spanish universities. The interviews aimed to develop an understanding of the teachers' views of ESP teaching, the kin...
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Applied Linguistics can contribute to the enhancement of economic growth and societal well-being by addressing today’s social challenges and integrating employability, internationalisation initiatives and knowledge transfer across higher education and elsewhere. This volume aims first to raise awareness of the significant contribution of Applied Li...
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Editorial: Future perspectives and challenges of ESP/EAP. In honor of Helen Basturkmen’s contribution to ESP/EAP research
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This book illustrates the use of ethnography as an analytical approach to investigate academic writing, and provides critical insights into how academic writing research can benefit from the use of ethnographic methods. Throughout its six theoretical and practice- oriented studies, together with the introductory chapter, foreword and afterword, eth...
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This chapter presents the current state of ethnographic research as applied to academic writing. First, we articulate the significance of ethnography as a methodological approach for the study of writing in academic settings. Next, we provide a critical exploration of the current state of research in terms of key methodological issues which feature...
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This chapter introduces the capabilities of computer- assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) and investigates the advantages of using two particular packages like ATLAS.ti and NVivo for the analysis of qualitative data in the language-, genre-, and discourse-related studies featuring in academic settings. It then explores and discusse...
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This volume provides an overview of themes that connect the work of applied linguists with learning, living and working today. The themes of knowledge transfer, internationalisation, employability and social challenges cut across the chapters in this book to show the significant contribution of Applied Linguistics to these emergent areas of enquiry...
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This chapter focuses on English for specific purposes (ESP) teachers’ materials design processes and their beliefs and practices about teaching and learning. It reports a case study of experienced ESP teachers in two Spanish university settings and draws on data from interviews collected as part of that study. In the interviews the teachers discuss...
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This paper draws on two policy documents, the “International Campus of Excellence Initiative” and the “University Strategy 2010-2015” to assess the level of internationalisation of the Spanish university system as portrayed by the international campuses of excellence (ICEs). It sets out to identify the role and use of English as a lingua franca wit...
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Call for Papers for the June 2018 issue of ESP Today
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This chapter examines language in public discourse and, more precisely, the way in which the discourse of globalization is constructed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), an international organization of utmost relevance to the shipping industry. First I review the literature on institutional discourse and, particularly, on globalizat...
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This paper explores how intercultural awareness is raised in Maritime English (henceforth, ME) higher education courses and, particularly, how the “intercultural dialogue” (Council of Europe, 2008) is fostered in ME materials. Interculturality and its impact upon the maritime profession is a major concern for the shipping industry as multilingual a...
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Needs analysis (or needs assessment) refers to the systematic investigation of needs for the design of a language course and the optimisation of language teaching and learning, and has been identified as a defining characteristic in the field of languages for specific and academic purposes from the start (Upton, 2012). Needs analysis has a long his...
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CFP - ESP Today. Journal of English for Specific Purposes at Tertiary Level
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Book review of the BILINGUAL DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL METAPHORS AND METONYMIES / DICCIONARIO BILINGÜE DE METÁFORAS Y METONIMIAS CIENTÍFICO-TÉCNICAS (2016), Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 510 pp., ISBN 978-1-138-86005-6.
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This paper studies how shipping forecasts are constructed and shaped. A pilot corpus of ten shipping forecasts issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the maritime and Coastguard Agency, and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 has been collected for this purpose and examined in terms of its rhetorical structure. Adopting a genre-centred approach and making use...
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En el presente trabajo nos ocupamos de estudiar el concepto de « competencia intercultural » y su presencia en los cursos de Inglés para Fines Específicos a través de sus manuales de texto. Tras seleccionar diez manuales de texto relevantes en diferentes áreas de especialidad, y publicados por distintas editoriales internacionales tras la implantac...
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Peer reviewing is an essential procedure in the publication of research so that the eventual acceptance or rejection of a proposed submission to a journal ultimately depends on the outcome of the assessment and the reviewers’ decision in their reports. As experts in a particular field, reviewers tend to focus their praise and criticism on the conte...
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The examination of language and learning needs (i.e.“needs analysis” or “needs assessment”) within the realm of language teaching has been the object of a significant number of studies. As some review papers attest, these have been particularly prolific in the contexts of English as a Foreign and Second Language (Long, 2005; Brown, 2009), English f...
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This paper explores the ways in which " interculturality " can be embedded in the English for Specific Purposes (ESP) classroom and presents a project developed within a " Shipping Business English " course whose ultimate aim is to provide students with opportunities for gaining awareness across cultures at the same time English is used as the mean...
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Needs analysis is a relevant issue in language teaching as its final aim is to enhance the language learning process by setting realistic course objectives. This paper briefly reviews past and present approaches to the concept of “needs” and “needs analysis” in foreign language (FL) methodology with particular reference to the higher education cont...
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This paper explores the implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the English for Specific Purposes (ESP) classroom in general, and the Maritime English (ME) classroom in particular, and addresses the challenges posed for specialised vocabulary instruction and learning. Firstly, some key issues on ICT-based pedagogy and...
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This article reviews the relationship between input and interlanguage development by addressing four main issues: (1) interaction and modifications which lead to pre-modified and interactionally modified input; (2) negative evidence of unaccepted input which shows how interlanguage can benefit from instances of non-comprehension; (3) input negotiat...
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This paper investigates research publication practices in the field of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) and aims to raise awareness of the current use of English by LSP scholars (Anglophones and non-Anglophones) who need to gain visibility in international academia and recognition in their home educational contexts. This article draws on the J...
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This paper explores the perceived value of English as the main language for the transmission and exchange of scientific knowledge and, more particularly, as the main language for research writing among European scholars within the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). From my position of editor-in-chief of the LSP journal Ibérica (ISSN: 113...
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Maritime English is an umbrella term which refers to the English language used by seafarers both at sea and in port and by individuals working in the shipping and shipbuilding industry. Maritime English lies in the domain of workplace English.
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This paper discusses an educational innovation project aiming at the integration of specialised FL learning (specialised English terms) in the degree of Chemical Engineering (“Control and instrumentation of chemical processes” (CICP) course). Both language and subject-matter teachers collaborated towards the blending of language and content in the...
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RESUMEN: El presente trabajo se centra en el papel del profesor de Inglés para Fines Específicos (IFE) desde sus inicios como entidad objeto de investigación en los años 80 hasta la actualidad, cuando debe hacer frente a los cambios que conlleva la implantación del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES) en el sistema educativo. Tras resumir l...
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This paper portrays how English language is constructed and displayed by shipboard crews and shore-based personnel when communicating through radiotelephony. Based on internationally-recognized recommendations for implementation when ships communicate with each other or with shore-based stations as well as on examples of current practice contained...
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This paper portrays how English language is constructed and displayed by shipboard crews and shore-based personnel when communicating through radiotelephony. Based on internationally-recognized recommendations for implementation when ships communicate with each other or with shore-based stations as well as on examples of current practice contained...
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This paper studies the contribution of ICTs to the teaching of Maritime English (ME) around the world as perceived by ME practitioners. We will briefly examine a number of software packages available in the market for the teaching of ME and then present and discuss the results obtained from a 27-item questionnaire focused on the use of ICTs for the...
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The main aim of this paper is to depict the distinctive contribution of Maritime English to today’s global trade by addressing its main challenges to the shipping industry: 1) the English language as an international language for communicating at sea in a multinational, multicultural, and multilingual environment; 2) the use of the English langu...
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This paper explores the development of printed materials in ESP from a practical point of view and aims to shed light on issues of concern to ESP practitioners when they set about writing materials for classroom use. Such matters include the reasons for ESP materials development, the value of authentic materials, the evaluation of published materia...
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This paper is prompted by the notions of awareness, lifelong learning, and autonomous learning as familiar key-words for the planning, implementation and assessment of languages with reference to a common European language policy. It puts forward a global approach to the development of metalinguistic awareness through reading and writing tasks base...
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The twelve chapters which make up this volume are structured intofive sections. Part I contains two chapters which assist in providing somebackground on textbooks and cultural issues for prospective ESPresearch. Parts II and III focus on the teaching of language and skills,respectively. In particular, three chapters select vocabulary as a key resea...
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This paper shows the different stages followed in the development of a specialised glossary of maritime English terms and the results achieved. Seafaring and seaborne trade is a field of expertise which covers a wide variety of disciplines from engineering to commerce. Maritime English-Spanish-English dictionaries are scarce and, in many cases,...
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An earlier draft of this paper was presented by the first author at EUROSLA-5 (Fifth European Second Language Association Conference), Dublin, September 7-11, 1995. In this article the concept of learner autonomy is applied to the foreign language classroom although some ideas might also be useful within a second language context. It begins by appr...
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This article reviews the relationship between input and interlanguage development by addressing four main issues: (1) interaction and modifications which lead to pre-modified and interactionally modified input; (2) negative evidence of unaccepted input which shows how interlanguage can benefit from instances of noncomprehension; (3) input negotiati...
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We, too, will have to change our representa-tions of what teaching and being a teacher means. But can we afford to go on forgetting that better leaming requires better leamers? (HOLEC, 1987: 155) RESUMEN Este artículo estudia los diferentes papeles que pueden y deben desempeñar los profesores de lenguas extranjeras tanto dentro como fuera del aula...
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Este artículo confronta la Teoría del Ana1isis del Discurso con la Teoría de la Relevancia para proponer un modelo de procesamiento del aducto que acerque el desarrollo natural de una lengua a la realidad dentro del aula de: lenguas extranjeras. Tras estudiar diez cuestiones comunes a ambas Teorías y claves para determinar las circunstancias que ca...
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Con un aire nuevo que supera el concepto originario dentro del Método Audio-oral, este artículo pretende resucitar el laboratorio de idiomas dentro de las metodologías de lenguas segundaslextranjeras, en particular como herramienta de enseñanza y aprendizaje en los cursos de lenguas para fines específicos. Tras la presentación de un nuevo enfoque d...

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The objective of this Erasmus+ KA203 project is to provide students and teachers of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) with a multilingual online course which will allow them to acquire the competences needed for a successful implementation of teaching languages in a specific context.
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Web 2.0 has brought about dramatic changes in the transmission and dissemination of science, facilitating the communication between scientists and also with non-specialized audiences. Digital affordances facilitate the emergence of hybrid genres and the combination of genres to form complex generic assemblages (genre sets, genre systems and genre ecologies) to communicate science to diversified audiences. In this context, this project seeks to respond to the problematization of the traditional concept of genre and explore the use of genre repertoires to communicate science openly on the Internet. Our purpose is to identify the intertextual relationships in the new combinations of genres afforded by the digital environments, paying special attention to processes of generic innovation through the use of multimodal elements, and processes of generic hybridization, and appropriation of non-scientific discourses. You can visit our website for more information: http://genci.unizar.es/
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This project aims to provide students and teachers of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) with a multilingual online course which allows them to acquire the competencies needed to successfully teach languages in a specific context. The Moodle Online Course created to this end will be available in Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Slovenian and Turkish. Project website: https://www.lsp-teoc.pro