Workshop "Сompound and complex sentences in academic discourse: Humanities vs. hard sciences"
Syntax is the backbone of any academic text. It is on the syntactic structure of the sentence that the success of communication between the author and the reader largely depends. One of the characteristics of academic discourse is the use of complex sentences; the author's goal is to find the most effective syntactic constructions for the accurate transmission of their ideas. At the seminar, we will look into the main types of sentences in English, review the use of conjunctions and punctuation, and discuss the choice of syntactic constructions depending on the context of academic discourse: STEM disciplines vs. humanities. There will be a lot of practical tasks, which will help make your research texts more variable and more unambiguous.
Speaker: Irina Kostyukovich is an English teacher and teacher-trainer with more than 20 years of experience. Irina taught at Vitebsk State University and has been a British Council teacher-trainer since 1998. Now she works as an English teacher at E.M. Primakov Gymnasium and as a coach of Moscow region English language student team.
Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Date & Time: October 19, 17:30 - 19:30