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980006 TS The specifics of English as academic language: writing proficiency (2009W)

0.00 ECTS (1.50 SWS), DoktorandInnenzentrum-Kursangebot

Termin: DO 04.02.2010 09.00-18.00 und FR 05.02.2010 09.00-18.00
Orte: Personalentwicklung der Universität Wien, 1010 Wien, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, Stiege 10, Seminarraum 2

Participation is subject to an accepted research proposal (exposé). Please, send your proposal to training.doktorat@univie.ac.at.


max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch



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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This two-day workshop will support doctoral students in writing scientific texts in English (whether as part of their thesis project or generally in their field of study). The language of instruction and discussion in this whorkshop as well as of all materials used is English.
Participant of this whorkshop will approach English academic writing in 3 respects:
(1) The specifics of English academic language in general: vocabulary (semantic fields, degree of formality, collocations of academic vocabulary), sentence structure, tense and tense sequence, mode (active/passive), commonly used phrases and idiomatic expressions, linguistic means of text structuring (conjunctions, meta language) and punctuation.
(2) Specific differences between English and German academic language, especially with respect to stylistic issues: nominal style, noun composites, mode, sentence length, sentence structure, and reader vs. author responsibility.
(3) Selected aspects of academic genres in English: text structure (canonical paragraph structure in English, advance organizer, abstracts); positioning one's own work and relationship to the research field ("hedging", quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing and referencing in English); argumentation (useful words and phrases for building arguments, distinguishing argumentation from description, explanation and demonstration); the "red thread" or thematic progression (conjunctions, previews and reviews).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The workshop aims to raise the participants' awareness of the specifics of English academic language, the differences between German and English academic writing, and their knowledge of significant aspects of academic genres in the English language. By working with exemplary texts and through tasks, the workshop raises both foreign language competence and their text competence in academic genres. By pointing out not only the specifics of English academic language but also dealing with the most important differences on a stylistic level, the workshop allows participants to approach the writing of English academic texts with confidence and precision.



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