María Ángeles Velilla-Sánchez

María Ángeles Velilla-Sánchez
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · Department of English and German

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am a lecturer at the Department of English and German Studies of the University of Zaragoza (Education Faculty), where I teach courses on English language teaching. My main research interests are the study of English as a lingua franca, internationalization practices and English as medium of instruction in tertiary academic settings. I am a member of the research group CIRES (Intercultural communication and societal challenges), financed by the Government of Aragon (Spain) and the EU.

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Publications (7)
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This paper examines English-medium instruction lectures at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and problematises the extent to which English is only the ‘medium’ or the ‘lingua franca’ to obtain a teaching-learning purpose as regards content or whether these lectures are also sensitive to language learning. The study analyses metalinguistic comments...
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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 including in its conceptualization a multilingual nature of communication (Jenkins, 2015). This conception is interesting for researchers in English-medium instruction (EMI). Therefore, thi...
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English is undeniably the lingua franca in many domains, including most academic encounters worldwide. This phenomenon has become a major and expanding field of research within Applied Linguistics. To better understand the dynamics of ELF in academic interactions, there is a need to further investigate ELF usage from its pragmatic perspective in sp...
Conference Paper
As a result of the thriving process of internationalization that many Spanish Universities are undergoing, there is a recent interest in offering English as medium of instruction courses, English being adopted as the common language of choice for academic activities. In this paper I present the preliminary results of research analyzing the pragmati...
Conference Paper
English as a medium of instruction (EMI) is an increasingly global phenomenon. There seems to be a change, in non Anglophone countries, from English being taught as a foreign language (EFL) to English being the medium of instruction for many academic subjects. At University level, in Spain, the increase in the provision of courses in English is lar...
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Email correspondence has become one of the most useful ways for global communication, and more precisely for international business communication. Diverse studies of global communication in English have been carried out concerning ELF (English as lingua franca) and BELF (Business English as lingua franca). The purpose of this research is to bring t...

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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.