25th February 2017
Having reflected on how language/grammar is inextricably linked with expressing and understanding meaning in academic content, it seems appropriate to go beyond grammar and look at how cohesive, coherent discourse is achieved. Therefore the next conference, to be held on 25th February 2017, is Go with the Flow: coherence and cohesion in EAP discourse. The plenary speaker is Nigel Caplan (University of Delaware), author of Making Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers.
The plenary talk is entitled “Tricks of the Academic Writer's Trade: The Language of Cohesion". From a functional perspective, cohesion is not just a tool for organization but the outcome of a complex set of language choices. In this plenary talk, Nigel will show how teaching students to use the resources of Theme, grammatical metaphor, and reference can result in academic writing that “goes with the flow."
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