Carmen Pérez-Llantada

Carmen Pérez-Llantada
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · Faculty of Philosophy

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Head of the Digital Science Lab, Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), Zaragoza.

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Introduction
I am Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). My research interests include genre analysis, English for Academic Purposes, advanced academic writing, science communication online, and quality in language education.

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This article compares the Article of the Future (AofF) prototypes (<http://www.articleofthefuture.com/>) with a corpus of journal articles (Journal Article Corpus – JAC) to demonstrate that the article genre in an online environment is a “stabilised-for-now or stabilised-enough” site for social interaction (Schryer, 1994, p. 108). Results show that...
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Formulaicity (i.e. knowledge of conventionalised multi-word combinations) in academic writing is not part of the native writer's innate language ability and is thus far from being a linguistic universal skill (27 and 44). It can therefore be assumed that L2 academic writers find it particularly difficult to acquire native-like formulaic sequences....
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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. We argue for a conceptualization of Science 2.0 that views digital genres in conjunction with other genres, accounting for the ways in w...
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The data article is a digital genre that has emerged in response to new exigencies, namely, to make data more transparent and research processes more trustable and reproducible. Following White’s framework of intersubjective stance, this article draws upon statistical tools and collocational and discourse analyses to examine the linguistic resource...
Technical Report
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DIGITAL SCIENCE ACTION GROUP (D_SCI) is a multidisciplinary research group of researchers in the fields of computation and physics of complex systems, biomedic al and health sciences, data science, applied linguists, and specialists in languages for specific purposes, academic writing, digital literacy development and science journalism. It s aim i...
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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 in the repertoires of genres used by local communities of researchers to communicate both locally and globally, both with experts...
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At present, Web 2.0 technologies are making traditional research genres evolve and form complex genre assemblage with other genres online. This book takes the perspective of genre analysis to provide a timely examination of professional and public communication of science. It gives an updated overview on the increasing diversification of genres for...
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There are several important challenges, both discursive and non-discursive, novice writers and early career researchers face in the process of becoming “literate” in an academic language while developing confidence and expertise in composing academic texts. First, novice writers need to understand what is significant contextually at a specific soci...
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Description: Survey "Scientific communication in the digital age" This survey design seeks to map researchers’ scientific knowledge dissemination practices in the context of increased digitization of academic and research communication. The specific goals of the survey are, firstly, to gain further insights into the ways in which research knowledge...
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This dataset specifically looks into Questions 8 and 9 of the survey “Scientific communication in the digital age”. These questions enquire into languages for professional and public communication of science online. The dataset contains descriptive statistical data from the Mendeley datasets associated with the article “Genres and languages in scie...
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This dataset includes the results of the descriptive statistical analysis of the online survey "Scientific communication in the digital age". The data provide a valuable baseline from which to assess future trends in science communication online.
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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 mainly English-only, coerced by research policies and ‘genre regimes’ privile...
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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 from the perspectives of rhetoric and discourse, research on their linguistic features is limited. To fill this gap, this study analyses gra...
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Elsevier has created a Share Link providing 50 days' free access to this book review. Anyone clicking on this link before January 17, 2020 will be taken directly to the final version of it, which they are welcome to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889490619303011?...
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This book examines the expanding world of genres on the Internet to understand issues of science communication today. The book explores how some traditional print genres have become digital, how some genres have evolved into new digital hybrids, and how and why new genres have emerged and are emerging in response to new rhetorical exigences and com...
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The international publication endeavours of experienced muliliterate researchers who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) have been extensively documented. It is indeed a complex topic which invites further inquiry, the more so as academics’ attempts to increase their international visibility are inextricably linked to institutional reputati...
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The internationalization agenda of higher education institutions in Europe has placed English at the forefront of the provision of language instruction. This privileged position, however, does not always acknowledge the functionality and creativity of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) or promote and respect linguistic diversity in academic settings....
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The widespread use of English in academia has been reported to have detrimental effects on other academic languages and to pose considerable language problems to those scholars that use English as an Additional Language. This paper, however, seeks to bring into focus the functionality of English along with that of other academic languages for campu...
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This chapter provides a comprehensive, state of the art overview of the field English for Academic Purposes. Throughout the chapter we also seek to foreground the importance of establishing synergies between the field of English for Academic Purposes and the broad fields of SLA and SLL. We describe the main theoretical trends and pedagogical tradit...
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There is little dispute that technologies are impacting academic communication today, rendering new forms of accessing information and disseminating knowledge. To explore this impact, in the first part of the paper I review a selection of scholarly literature that addresses ways in which digital technologies are shifting the scholars' information a...
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This volume examines the role of English in academic and research settings in Europe and provides recommendations on the challenges posed by the dominance of English over national languages as languages of science and research dissemination; the need for language support for academics that need to disseminate their research in English; and the effe...
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This article examines the rhetorical effects of a wide typological spectrum of epistemic modality markers in a contrastive English–Spanish corpus. The article seeks to provide evidence of the way non-native English scholars adopt standard Anglophone strategies for modelling persuasion while at the same time transferring some rhetorical practices of...
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Over the past decade, the use of a shared language in research communication has brought about a rich scholarly debate on the advancement of English as the common language for research publication and dissemination. This paper seeks to further the debate by reporting on the research communication practices and attitudes towards the role of English...
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Appropriating White’s (2003) distinction of ‘heteroglossic engagement/disengagement’ modes of expression, this paper analyses a sample of grammatical patterns and their rhetorical functionality for the expression of intersubjective stance in research articles written in English by scholars from two cultural contexts (an Anglophone-based context and...
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This paper focuses on an issue attracting increasing attention: the possible disadvantage inflicted on non-Anglophone academics by the dominance of English in scientific publication and academic exchange. We critically review the evidence for linguistic disadvantage, noting some of its limitations, and critique the native/non-native distinction as...
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This paper is a contribution to an expanding literature on the challenges non-Anglophone academics confront in disseminating their research in English, the dominant language of international scientific communication. Drawing on a corpus of interviews with senior Spanish academics, who remain a relatively little researched academic community compare...
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Appropriating White’s (2003) distinction of ‘heteroglossic engagement/disengagement’ modes of expression, this paper analyses a sample of grammatical patterns and their rhetorical functionality for the expression of intersubjective stance in research articles written in English by scholars from two cultural contexts (an Anglophone-based context and...
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This article reports on an innovative practice entailing the use of an EAP literacy portfolio as a pedagogical tool for initiating adult language learners in higher education into a language/competency-oriented learning while building up a supportive environment and setting off a culture for learning. The rationale underpinning this integrated lang...
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The status of LSP (Languages for Specialised Purposes) in the contemporary socio-cultural context is an ongoing central issue of scholarly debate. Specialised languages in the global village examines the impact of globalisation on intercultural communication within specialised communities of practice. The contributions of the volume provide linguis...
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Taking the non-integrative approach to metadiscourse (Ädel 2006; 2008), this paper carries out a cross-cultural and cross-linguistic analysis of text-and participant-oriented metadiscourse in two rhetorically forceful research article sections (Introductions and Discussions). Results show that, across cultures, the average frequencies of the two ty...
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Although English oral skills have often been a somewhat neglected aspect of foreign language learning within the Spanish educational context, they nonetheless represent a fundamental language component for successful communication in real life settings. To date, very little research has approached this issue in depth but the prospective assessment...
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This paper presents a small collection of case reports which seek to explore the rhetorical resources used by native (North-American) and non-native English (Spanish) scholars when publishing research in international journals. The interview protocols enquired into the pressure on scholars to publish internationally, their adherence to rhetorical c...
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This paper describes a corpus-based approach to teaching and learning spoken grammar for English for Academic Purposes with reference to Bhatia’s (2002) multi-perspective model for discourse analysis: a textual perspective, a genre perspective and a social perspective. From a textual perspective, corpus-informed instruction helps students identify...
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Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar of Languages for Business, C. Pérez-Llantada & M. Watson (eds.)
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Stance in academic prose has been a major focus of research attention in the past decade. However, studies on stance in the soft sciences have been relatively scarce compared to those in the hard sciences. By comparing two disciplines in the soft sciences, this paper explores the semantic and syntactic profiles of stance adjectives in research arti...
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Appropriating Bhatia’s (2002) ‘multi-perspective model’ for discourse analysis, this paper reports on the design,corpus comparability procedures,and exploratory work with a corpus for intercultural rhetoric research (the Spanish-English Research Article Corpus).Bhatia’s model interrelates three perspectives – the textual,the discoursal (or generic)...
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For the past decades, there has been extensive use of large-scale corpora for developing quantitative and qualitative approaches to Languages for Specific Purposes both in Spain and worldwide. Concurrently, current LSP studies have also become confident in the use of small-scale corpora for addressing more specific research questions from multifari...
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This chapter provides a comprehensive, state of the art overview of the field English for Academic Purposes. Throughout the chapter we also seek to foreground the importance of establishing synergies between the field of English for Academic Purposes and the broad fields of SLA and SLL. We describe the main theoretical trends and pedagogical tradit...
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El propósito de este artículo es el de valorar la dificultad que supone para científicos e ingenieros elaborar un texto académico cuyo marco referencial está sujeto al carácter provisional de la experimentación científica y que, en un contexto más amplio, se hace eco del relativismo cultural en que se ve inmersa la propia institución científica -en...
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The main objective of this paper is to analyse some sociocultural implications involved in the process of technical writing. In particular, the analysis will focus on those socially and ideologically-related rhetorical mechanisms of linguistic interaction that engineers use when writing thematic articles. As a selected corpus maps out, concepts suc...
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This paper discusses those metadiscourse techniques that help develop learners¿ communication skills in university courses of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Firstly, the theoretical framework of the concept of metadiscourse (Hyland 1998, Mauranen 1998&2000, Swales 2001, Thompson 2003) is revised and then applied to those language strategies f...
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The main contention in this paper is that the process of communicating scientific knowledge could be compared to the role of the translator as communicator (Hatim & Masón, 1997). Like the translator, the task of the scientist is to encode —or metaphorically "translate"— the conceptualizations of science into a very restricted register with particul...
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The purpose of this paper is to foreground the rhetorical architecture of the new emerging cybergenres in the discourse of English for Science and Technology (E.S.T.) and focus on the cognitive, sociopragmatic and pedagogical implications underlying these new genre identities. In particular, the paper will assess the use of these genre typologies i...
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Es el propósito de este artículo analizar la manera en la que Pynchon activa, de forma autoconsciente, un cuidadoso simbolismo en la figura femenina. Como focalizadoras socialmente comprometidas, los personajes femeninos se convierten en la herramienta narrativa del autor para llevar a cabo una dura crítica social y política de la América contempor...
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It is the main contention in this paper that Pynchon self-consciously activates a minutely-devised symbolism of the female figure. As socially-committed focalisers, female characters become Pynchon's narrative tools to carry on a harsh political and social criticism of contemporary America. On the other hand, through a complex gallery of metaphoric...
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Modem and contemporary scientific theories — from thermodynamics, new physics and quantum mechanics to more recent disciplines such as fractal geometry and chaos theory— have become a very important influence on the cultural and literary manifestations of modern times. In particular, this paper concentrates on how the American novelist Thomas Pynch...
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This paper poses an interpretation of Pynchon's Vineland as a quest for the absent "mother", a term here interpreted as nothing but a metaphor of the delusive character of linguistic referentiality. Contemporary issues of interpretive theory such as the deferral of the referent, or the concepts of presence, absence, and supplement, open the way of...
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Una de las historias cortas de Pynchon, Entropy, metaforiza la preocupación modernista sobre la relatividad del lenguaje a la hora de transcribir la realidad externa. Para superar las dificultades que el lenguaje impone en electo de la comunicación, Pynchon propone la música como código alternativo al mismo La estructura musical de Entropy, mediant...

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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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Aiming at a better understanding of research writing and academic literacy development in different L1 contexts, this conference will host international contributors working in the fields of genre analysis, Languages for Academic Purposes, literacy studies and rhetoric and composition. Topics that will be discussed include: Qualitative inquiry methods in ethnographic research Use of mixed-methods in ethnographic research Qualitative methods for situated learning of scholarly writing Ethnographic approaches to bi-/multiliterate research communication Needs analysis methods and research writing Ethnographic studies in support of EAP instruction at a graduate level Ethnographic enquiry into advanced scholarly writing literacies Ethnographies for the study of academic and digital skills literacy Ethnographic approaches to scholarly publishing issues Ethnographic studies on the impact of language policy Check the abstracts of our six fabulous plenary speakers https://genresandlanguages.org/en/conference-plenary-speakers More soon on the fabulous conference programme
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This is a project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and by the European Social Fund (EU) (FFI2015-68638-R MINECO/FEDER, UE). The aim of the project is to understand genre-mediated activity in academic and research settings and identify the repertoires of genres that scholars use to communicate locally, transnationally and internationally. It is also our aim to understand ecologies of genres in relation to linguistic ecologies. To do so, we draw on the theoretical perspectives of genre analysis, rhetoric and composition, social linguistics and academic literacies (Bazerman & Prior, 2004; Berkenkotter & Huckin, 1995; Gee, 2012; Johns, 1999). We have designed some prototypes of analytical tools to identify the roles that genres and academic languages (English and other languages) in contemporary academia. We want to understand current and changing social interaction practices contextually and determine the parameters that make genres and languages ecologies evolve across academic and research communities of practice.