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Publishing in EAP

Abstract

Since publication output by EAP practitioners is still limited (Davis, 2019), this ResTES event will provide a forum to discuss matters related to writing for publication. It will start by considering motivations for writing for publication before looking at selected types of publication, including conference proceedings, chapters in edited volumes, journal articles and blogs. Having considered motivations for and the goals of writing for publication, as well as the relative pros and cons of these types of publication, participants will have the opportunity to clarify publication processes. The session will then focus on strategies that EAP practitioners new to scholarship writing can consider when starting to write for publication. An EAP practitioner/researcher may also find motivation from regional professional networks, which may be composed of colleagues with similar research or teaching interests. Establishing and maintaining such networks may be valuable as different perspectives may be exchanged, besides gaining knowledge about the field at a broader/regional level.

Davis, M., 2019. Publishing research as an EAP practitioner: Opportunities and threats. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 39, pp.72-86.

Speakers

Dr Michelle Evans teaches EAP at the University of Leeds. Michelle’s scholarship focuses on the role of social theory in EAP, the ethics of scholarship and working with students as partners. She co-edited the BALEAP Conference Proceedings (2019) and is co-editor of the forthcoming (2022) Bloomsbury volume, Social Theory for English for Academic Purposes.

Dr Daron Benjamin Loo teaches academic writing at the Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore. Besides pedagogical research within his own EAP classroom, he is also involved in research projects with other collaborators from the Southeast Asian region — with recent publications on EAP teacher identity and agency, as well as on teacher education reform.

Dr Milada Walková, FHEA teaches EAP at the University of Leeds. She has published in a number of international journals, including Journal of English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes. She is a member of the Editorial Board of The Language Scholar Journal.

Dr Simon Webster is an EAP lecturer at the University of Leeds. He has published in areas such as language teacher cognition, teacher development and disciplinary written discourse genres. His current research explores the transition of EAP practitioners into scholarship writing.

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