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INVITATION

brnoThe Erasmus+ team at the Department of English and American Studies have the pleasure of inviting you to a public lecture by
Dr. Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova and Dr. Renata Povolná,
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Monday, Oct 19th, 18:00 p.m., r. 243

 

 

EDUCATING FUTURE TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

The first part of the presentation provides information about Masaryk University in Brno, in particular about Faculty of Education and the courses offered to future teachers of English at the Department of the English Language and Literature.

DEVELOPING ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS IN ENGLISH ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM

The second part of the presentation brings results from the two-part research into academic writing skills of university students. The first part is based on present needs analysis while the second part is corpus-based and focuses on the use of discourse markers and the construal of an authorial voice.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. She specializes in discourse analysis, genre analysis, stylistics and pragmatics, with a focus on political and academic discourse. She has published the books Analysing Genre: The Colony Text of UNESCO Resolutions (2009) and Coherence in Political Speeches (2011) and co-authored the volume Cohesion and Coherence in English Discourse (2012). She is co-editor of Coherence and Cohesion in Spoken and Written Discourse (2009) and Discourse Interpretation: Approaches and Applications (2012) published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. She is also co-editor of the linguistics journal Discourse and Interaction.

Renata Povolná is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Her research interests lie in the area of discourse analysis, pragmatics and conversation analysis, concentrating mainly on academic discourse. She has published the books Spatial and Temporal Adverbials in English Authentic Face-to-Face Conversation (2003) and Interactive Discourse Markers in Spoken English (2010) and co-authored Cohesion and Coherence in English Discourse (2012). She is co-editor of Coherence and Cohesion in Spoken and Written Discourse (2009) and Discourse Interpretations: Approaches and Applications (2012) published by CSP. She is co-editor of the linguistics journal Discourse and Interaction.

 
 

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