Oliver Shaw was invited by the professional association Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET) to conduct a workshop on genre analysis in Milan (Italy), April 6th 2018.
The abstract of this workshop, which was titled “The discussion section in academic research articles: patterns, practices and insights for editors and translator” can be consulted as follows:
This workshop will explore the discussion section in research papers, commonly regarded as one of the most vexing writing tasks for users of English as an additional language (EAL) due to its less formulaic and more dialogic nature. Participants will gain insight on how to respond to this oft-unmet need in language support by helping their clients structure texts in ways that resonate with international audiences. To do this, we will examine descriptive frameworks of the discussion developed within Swalesian genre studies, evaluating how this evidence-based research may be applied to wordface work.