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Conference Information

Full Title: 5th International Conference of the Forum for Academic Writing: Writing in Professional Contexts

Short Title: FWS/FWA
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
Start Date: 05-Jun-2014 - 06-Jun-2014
Contact: Monique Honegger
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Meeting Description: Writing in Professional Contexts

Professional writing has increasingly become a focus of international writing research: interest has focused on project outlines, reports, offers in technical fields or correspondence in business contexts. Further fields of interest are multilingual communication in a globalized world, minutes from legal contexts or scientific texts with a research background. All of these forms of professional writing have developed their own distinctive forms of written communication.

The 5th International Conference Forum for Academic Writing is dedicated to professional writing both in professional education and academic contexts (universities, schools of applied sciences, colleges etc.). It aims to investigate textual routines and (more or less) flexible writing patterns. Textual routines constitute genres and writing processes by virtue of being applicable in different tasks and communicative contexts. This is why they are especially important for teaching or learning writing competence in professional contexts.

A core goal of this conference, therefore, is to open up different perspectives on textual routines in professional writing, linking research with practice.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Torsten Steinhoff, TU Dortmund
Prof. Dr. Katrin Lehnen, Justus-Liebig-Universita╠łt Giessen
Dr. Mark Torrance, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.4640

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