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Springer Texts in Education

Conferencing and Presentation English for Young Academics

Authors: Guest, Michael

  • 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
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About this Textbook

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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Guest, Michael

    Pages 1-12

  • An ‘Age of Conferencing?’

    Guest, Michael

    Pages 15-20

  • The TED Factor

    Guest, Michael

    Pages 21-29

  • Affective Factors Influencing Conference Presentation Performance

    Guest, Michael

    Pages 31-35

  • ‘Native’ Versus Non-native English Speakers (NES/NNES) and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) at Academic Conferences

    Guest, Michael

    Pages 37-47

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2475-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2474-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conferencing and Presentation English for Young Academics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2475-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2475-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-2474-1
Series ISSN
2366-7672
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 245
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
Topics