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Full Title: Academic Writing in Eastern Europe

      
Short Title: AWEAST
Location: Timisoara, Romania
Start Date: 03-Apr-2014 - 06-Apr-2014
Contact: Claudia Doroholschi
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://csap.uvt.ro/aweast/en/
Meeting Description: We are delighted to invite you to the first Conference on Academic Writing in Eastern Europe (AWEAST), organised by the Centre for Academic and Professional Writing at the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology of the West University, Timișoara, Romania. The conference will take place on April 3-6, 2014 and will mark the official opening of the writing centre, established as a result of the LIDHUM project (Literacy Development in the Humanities), a SCOPES institutional partnership between Switzerland, Macedonia, Romania and Ukraine.

The conference is open to all those who are interested in writing provision at universities in Eastern Europe: academics, researchers, as well as BA, MA and doctoral students. By 'Eastern Europe' we mean all countries in the former communist area, which includes Central Europe, North Eastern, South Eastern Europe and Russia. Though geographically not homogenous, these countries share some commonalities in the transformation of higher education which occurs at a different pace and with different challenges than in the Western European countries.

The conference will also initiate discussions towards creating an academic writing network in Romania and/or Eastern Europe, and will attempt to identify potential future strategies for writing development and models for cross-national cooperation. The languages of the conference will be English and Romanian.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 24.4948


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