AESLA 2024: Daniel Pascual analyses stance and engagement markers in Ask an Expert sites

Daniel Pascual attended the 41º Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA), organized by the Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia, Spain) on the 17th-19th April. As part of the panel on pragmatics and discourse analysis, he shared the results from his analysis of Ask an expert sites as emerging scientific digital practices. His presentation, entitled “Generic configurations and discursive features of Ask an Expert digital practices” proposed a tentative taxonomy of the most salient stance and engagement markers found in this inherently dialogic, digital environment. Interesting insights and future lines of research were found as regards the instantiation of knowledge recontextualization practices through the use of metadiscourse features such as attitude markers (namely formal variety of adjectival phrases) or code glosses among others.

You can read Daniel’s abstract below: