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The Academic Functions of Conference Discourse

  • Michael Guest
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Part of the Springer Texts in Education book series (SPTE)

Abstract

In this chapter, we will examine some of the academic metafunctions of conferences. The need for the conference attendee to establish identity within the situated event of the conference, including its agnate events, and its role in reaffirming the researcher’s position within the discourse community will be discussed, particularly in regard to the core phenomenon of conference discourse as being a type of ‘semiotic spanning.’

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of MiyazakiMiyazakiJapan

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