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Workshop "Academic writing traditions: Tips on how to switch from local to international publishing requirements"

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In 1966, an American linguist Robert Kaplan observed that “logic per se is a cultural phenomenon” (1966, p. 12). This means that what we consider to be logical and coherent in our culture might seem illogical and incoherent in another society. Therefore, it is essential for a researcher in a modern globalized world to be aware of international publishing requirements and the differences between the academic discourse construction in Russian and in English. During the workshop, we will talk about academic writing traditions in different cultures, and we will discuss how to make academic texts coherent in English. You will learn about the dimensions which will help you, the author, to construct your academic texts in compliance with international publishing expectations.

Speaker: Irina Khoutyz, Doctor of Philology, is a professor at Kuban State University. Since 2016 Irina has been coordinating the master degree program “Cross-сultural communication in international academic environment.” Irina specializes in academic communication studies. Her research interests lie in the area of contrastive rhetoric, discourse studies and pragmatics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, cross-cultural and academic communication.  Her most recent publications in English, connected with the topic of the workshop, include “Storytelling in English and Russian” in Moderna Sprak, 114 (2), 2020; “Verbalization of cultural communication traditions in academic discourse” in European Proceedings of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Conference Proceedings. London, 2020; “Academic Communication: Writing research papers as a culturally conditioned activity” in ESP Across Cultures, Universita di Foggia, No 13, 2016. She also has an international teaching experience (Macalester College, St.Paul, MN, USA).

Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students

Language: English
Date & Time: June 14, 17:30 - 19:30
Location: online

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