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ERIC Number: EJ803700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1475-1585
The Peer Seminar, a Spoken Research Process Genre
Aguilar, Marta
Journal of English for Academic Purposes, v3 n1 p55-72 Jan 2004
This study aims to report on another research process genre, namely the peer seminar. Work exists [English for Specific Purposes, 12 (1993) 23; 18 (1999) 63] which studies different aspects of the seminar as understood in the Anglo-Saxon world (an expert-to-novice situation with an asymmetrical status of participants) but little attention has been paid so far to this "occluded genre" (Swales, "J. Academic writing." "Intercultural and textual issues," 1996) within the academic world. Even though the peer seminar has mixed features from the lecture, the written research article, and the conference presentation, several peculiarities have been identified which seem to suggest a niche can be identified. Therefore, the peer seminar should be considered a research process genre in the scientific and academic community playing a role in the informal dissemination of scientific research and knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A