Academic Tenor and Formulaic Academic Phrases
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This chapter introduces the central role that formulaic academic phrases play not only in research papers (as is well known) but also due to their frequency and import as used in conference speech events of all types. Maintaining an academic tenor is a central part of marking one’s membership within an academic discourse community, particularly at core events such as academic conferences. These often overlooked items need to be mastered by novice members of the community in order to participate and engage others fully.