Pilar Mur Dueñas

Pilar Mur Dueñas
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · Department of English and German

PhD

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Introduction
I am a lecturer in the Department of English Studies at the Faculty of Education of the Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). My research interests focus on English for Academic Purposes and English for Research Publication Purposes. My research is based on genre analysis, intercultural rhetoric, corpus linguistics, the use of English as a lingua franca, and discusive practices. I am currently analysing digital scholarly communication and digital research genres.
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October 2005 - present
University of Zaragoza
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Publications (52)
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International research groups are expected to ensure global dissemination and visibility of their knowledge production, for which Twitter is effectively employed to reach diversified audiences. This paper analyses the dialogic dimension of tweets published in accounts of Horizon2020 research projects, where group’s productivity and work are promote...
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The communication of science goes hand in hand with technological development and, in general, with the need to apply scientific advancements to the improvement of human wellbeing [...]
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Scholars are currently not only required to produce primary output, i.e. peer-reviewed research articles, chapters or books, which constitutes certified and legitimised knowledge (Puschmann 2015), but also to disseminate such output, which is frequently carried out digitally and in English. In this context it is the aim of this paper to gain insigh...
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Scholars currently need to publish their research results in English-medium high-impact publications. However, in some disciplines scholars undertake to publish in other languages as well as in the medium of English. In this context, it is interesting to analyze research articles (RAs) in two languages (English and Spanish) within a single discipli...
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Although Spanish students start EFL lessons at a very early age, several studies at a national and European level highlight the low competence of Spanish apeakers in general and of Spanish students in particular in spoken English. In this context, we set out to design a comprehensive questionnaire on the process of teaching and learning oral skills...
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The EUROPRO digital corpus was designed by the InterGedi research group, based at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). The main focus of InterGedi is the analysis of the textual resources used by international research groups as part of their dissemination and visibility strategies. The corpus comprises a collection of 30 international research proj...
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It is our aim to share a proposal for a new syllabus model and learner-centered methodology for English as a Foreign Language students in the Degree in Teaching in Primary Education at the Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain), presenting the theoretical tenets and analyzing samples of resources and materials that have been designed. In a context of grea...
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Adopting a self-reflective auto-ethnographic perspective (Canagarajah, 2012), I provide an account of my experience as a NNES (Spanish) academic undertaking my research in English. The chapter focuses on the process of my enculturation into and membership in an international field, that of Applied Linguistics. Drawing on (i) a questionnaire on publ...
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Este artículo presenta una propuesta desarrollada en las asignaturas de inglés como lengua extranjera (Inglés en Educación Primaria I, II y III) en el Grado de Educación Primaria en la Facultad de Educación, centrada en el estudiante y su aprendizaje. Esta propuesta supone un cambio en la programación de tal modo que el foco no está puesto en la co...
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Digital media are promoting the appearance of new genres and practices which contribute to the construction and dissemination of academic knowledge in English, which is used as a vehicle for global communication. International online scholarly journals in some areas are collecting previously published articles in that same journal on a particular t...
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Many studies have focused on the analysis of each of the prototypical four sections of the research article (i.e. Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Swales 1990). However, whereas some sections have been subject to a great deal of analysis, especially the Introduction, others have not attracted as much scholarly attention. That is the case...
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When publishing the results of their research, scholars need to convince their readers of the validity of their claims, adjusting their writing to the prevailing discursive and rhetorical conventions. Hedges play a crucial role in persuading readers of such validity. Previous cross-cultural research in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has reveal...
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Numerous cross-linguistic and cross-disciplinary studies have looked at the manifestation of author stance in academic texts. One of the most recurrent areas of contrast has been the use of personal pronouns across linguistic and disciplinary cultures. This paper aims at reviewing previous research on self-reference in research articles taking an i...
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Given the high number of non-native English speakers in academia, it becomes necessary to look at the use made of English as a lingua franca (ELF), especially in written communication. It is the aim of this paper to look at ELF in a written academic genre, the research article (RA), in the discipline of business management. A corpus of ELF RAs writ...
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This book features contributions addressing the area of specialised and professional discourse analysis at both the micro- and macro-levels. It offers analyses of the language of medicine, sports, bureaucratic forms, and advertisements, and academic language. Throughout the volume, specialised discourse is approached from a variety of linguistic, l...
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Abstract In our current globalised world of scientific and academic practices, research within English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and more specifically, English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) has undergone an exponential upsurge. The present study is part of a wider research project, led by the ENEIDA research group, aiming among other...
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Current national curricula, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and EFL materials highlight the importance of the students' development of oral skills. This study stems from a cross-sectional survey of the teaching of oral skills in Secondary Education in a Spanish local context (Aragón) carried out in 2012 on both teachers an...
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Given the widespread use of English for the international dissemination of scholars' research results, numerous intercultural analyses have been undertaken in the field of English for Academic Purposes in diverse genres. Rhetorical and discursive conventions across languages and cultures have been studied to help non-native English scholars to be s...
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English has become the language of dissemination of research findings for scholars, especially in certain fields, and this is not an exception for Spanish scholars. They are under increasing pressure to write and publish research articles in international English-medium journals to establish their credentials, get academic promotion and rewards, an...
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Ken Hyland (b. 1951), a well-known and frequently cited scholar in English for academic purposes (EAP) research, has contributed significantly to his field by putting forward comprehensive and well-structured analytical frameworks.
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Intercultural text-based research has shown remarkable differences in the rhetorical structure and devices of research articles (RAs) in different linguistic/cultural contexts of publication, including the Spanish local context and the English international context. However, not much attention has been paid to the research article (RA) writing proc...
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A great deal of cross-cultural research has shown remarkable differences between the written discursive practices of academic disciplinary members using English for international communication and members using other languages for local communication. Less research has been carried out, however, on the possible transfer of non-native scholars' writ...
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English has been established as the Language for Research Publication Purposes in many disciplinary fields. Many scholars worldwide, therefore, face linguistic and rhetorical difficulties when writing their academic texts for publication in an L2. This paper focuses on a quantitative and qualitative analysis of two key steps of the research article...
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In the last few decades the interpersonal nature of academic communication has been stressed in English for Academic Purposes literature. Taking metadiscourse as the analytical framework, this paper focuses on the cross-cultural analysis of interpersonally driven features in research article writing in a single discipline, Business Management. It a...
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The expression of attitudinal meaning is negotiated in research articles (RAs) on the basis of shared disciplinary values. The aim of this paper is to analyse the role of the broader cultural context in the expression of attitudinal values, trying to ascertain to what extent language/culture values may be overridden by disciplinary ones. Thus, the...
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The ultimate aim of intercultural analyses in English for Academic Purposes is to help non-native scholars function successfully in the international disciplinary community in English. The aim of this paper is to show how corpus-based intercultural analyses can be useful to design EAP materials on a particular metadiscourse category, logical marker...
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A great number of cross-cultural analyses of academic written genres have shown that there are cultural differences in the use of certain rhetorical and metadiscoursal features in texts produced in English and other languages. Intercultural studies of L2 (English) academic texts are more scarce. They tend to point out that these texts occupy a mid-...
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The ultimate aim of intercultural analyses in English for Academic Purposes is to help non-native scholars function successfully in the international disciplinary community in English. The aim of this paper is to show how corpus-based intercultural analyses can be useful to design EAP materials on a particular metadiscourse category, logical marker...
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Although research articles (RAs) have been frequently characterised by impersonal language, which entails the use of nominalisations and passive sentences, self-mentions, that is, explicit references to the RA author(s), are found to intermingle with those impersonal constructions. These self-references can be considered a rhetorical strategy that...
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Any text can be regarded as a semiotic unity composed of an intervowen net of signs which interacts with other previous texts. It is believed that translators should bear in mind, first, the inter-semiotic interactions within the text, i.e., the intratextual set of relationships, to come out with a consistent, coherent target text, and, second, the...
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There are two levels at which a pragmatic analysis can be carried out in relation to a literary work: the level of the narrative and the level of the text-production and reception. If the pragmatic analysis of a literary work is to be undertaken from a contrastive point of view, the picture becomes more complex, especially, if as in this case- the...
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When writing research articles (RAs), scholars can use certain lexico-grammatical traits that enable them to encode their attitudes, judgments and opinions, thus functioning as markers of stance. It is believed that sentenceinitial nouns preceded by a deictic -'retrospective labels' in Francis's terminology (1986, 1994)- can be considered one of th...

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To unravel the discoursal and cognitive mechanisms and strategies (verbal and non-verbal) that are in place in the recontextualisation and adaptation of scientific expert communication in English made available online and addressed to diversified audiences.
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In this Special Issue we seek to publish articles which explore the scientists' complex and challenging discursive practices which attempt to communicate results and new knowledge not only to internal or expert members of their communities but also to external or non-expert, diverse readers. With this Special Issue, we seek to respond to questions such as the following: - To what extent does parascientific communication differ from scientific communication? Which features characterize them? - Which new discoursal practices are emerging in response to boundary erosion in scientific communication? What do they entail? Who undertakes these? What functions do they fulfill? - Can well-established methodological approaches be useful and valid to explore digital communication, either scientific or parascientific?What new perspectives might contribute to the exploration of new practices? We welcome contributions that address the analysis of scientific and parascientific communication taking one or several of the following theoretical and methodological perspectives, among which are included: - Genre Studies - Pragmatic Approaches - Multimodal Analysis - Ethnographic Explorations - Intercultural and Multilingual Approaches - Translation Studies Full details of the special issue can be found here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications/special_issues/Sci_parasci_commun
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En las últimas décadas las prácticas profesionales y discursivas han evolucionado de manera sustancial en el ámbito académico y científico. La investigación científica se ha incrementado de forma exponencial, no solo en términos de producción, sino además por lo que se refiere al aumento en el número de plataformas para su difusión. Por todo esto, el uso de la lengua inglesa y de las tecnologías resulta clave hoy en día en el ámbito investigador al contribuir a la internacionalización de la investigación y la visibilidad de los investigadores. El presente proyecto busca centrarse en el estudio de las relaciones entre los géneros y en los mapas de géneros que se establecen en estos medios y modos de comunicación científica. Para ello estudiaremos sitios web desarrollados por equipos de investigación internacionales para dar difusión a su producción científica en lengua inglesa, más concretamente, sitios web de proyectos incluidos en el Programa Horizonte 2020, de la Unión Europea. Se trata de estudiar las funciones y propósitos comunicativos de dichos géneros albergados en estos sitios web y las relaciones que se establecen entre ellos, así como un estudio preliminar de sus principales características que los definen como tales. Dicho estudio estará centrado especialmente en aquellos aspectos característicos que puedan ser debidos a su carácter digital y al uso del inglés como lengua franca, esto es, como vehículo de comunicación entre hablantes que no comparten una misma lengua materna.