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Conferencing and Presentation English for Young Academics

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  • Addresses a specific domain of specialist English that is rapidly increasing in importance

  • Bases practical skills on a discussion of speech discourse that is academically grounded

  • Offers unique and practical advice that is not included in standard books on the topic

  • Provides a well-rounded perspective on conferencing for those new to the field

  • Adopts a global perspective, noting the many varieties of English and levels of proficiency

Part of the book series: Springer Texts in Education (SPTE)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Michael Guest
    Pages 1-12
  3. The Conference and the Structure of its Core Speech Events

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63
    2. Engagement and Narrative

      • Michael Guest
      Pages 87-93
  4. Academic Conference Discourse: The Research Background

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. Investigation Process and Research Focus

      • Michael Guest
      Pages 97-103
    3. Social and Environmental Factors

      • Michael Guest
      Pages 105-110
  5. Practical Ideas and Suggestions for Effective Conference Performance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111
    2. Academic Tenor and Formulaic Academic Phrases

      • Michael Guest
      Pages 113-119
    3. The Management of Outline Slides

      • Michael Guest
      Pages 137-142

About this book

This book discusses and demonstrates the types of English discourse used at academic conferences and offers guidance to prospective conference participants from multiple perspectives. It is a combination of research taken from numerous academic conferences attended and observations made by the author, based on well-established research methods in applied linguistics, as well as a guidebook aimed at students, ESP teachers, and young academics and professionals wishing to upgrade their skills to participate fruitfully in, and contribute to, academic conferences. It offers academic novices and non-native speakers of English in particular much that is new and practical, far beyond the realm of simple ‘presentation tips’. It addresses various topics, such as chairing discussions, poster management, discussion sessions, the TED phenomenon, workshops, and the emerging field of English as a lingua franca. The style alternates between the accessible and practical, and the analysis of the linguistic categories underpinning the discourse: genre analysis, the nature of the specialist discourse community, features of academic spoken discourse, and the presentation as multimodal narrative are all explored. The book includes authentic samples of model speech discourse throughout, along with questions and exercises for deliberation or practice in each chapter.

Keywords

  • Conference English
  • Asian Englishes
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • Presentation skills
  • Spoken English
  • Academic English
  • english

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan

    Michael Guest

About the author

Michael Guest is an Associate Professor of English at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Miyazaki, Japan, where he has lived and worked for over 20 years. His academic interests include medical English discourse, presentation skills, testing, discourse analysis, English as a lingua franca, Asian Englishes, classroom methodologies, and culture in second language acquisition. He is the author of a number of textbooks and guidebooks, one novel, over 60 academic papers on applied linguistics and English education, and is an award-winning speaker who has presented papers and led seminars and workshops on over 200 occasions in nearly 20 countries.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Conferencing and Presentation English for Young Academics

  • Authors: Michael Guest

  • Series Title: Springer Texts in Education

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2475-8

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-13-2474-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-13-2475-8

  • Series ISSN: 2366-7672

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-7680

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 245

  • Number of Illustrations: 21 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Germanic Languages

Buying options

eBook
USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-13-2475-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)