MAG 2019: Pilar Mur-Dueñas on the dissimilar functions of boosters in on/offline academic genres

In her presentation Dr Mur-Dueñas showed how the function performed by boosters in digital communication through project research websites differs from that of these metadiscourse features in printed academic genres. They seem to be strategically employed to claim efficiency, enhance credibility and build reputation. As such, her study showed how metadiscourse features may not only be considered context-dependent but also media-dependent.