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10th Applied Linguistics Webinar Session Held at TUMS

10th Applied Linguistics Webinar Session Held at TUMS

Dr. Ken Hyland, a professor of Applied Linguistics at University of East Anglia, U.K. was the keynote speaker of the 4th session of TUMS Applied Linguistics Webinar Series II (2021) who delivered his talk on “Working with Writing: Understanding Texts, Writers, and Readers”. He gave an all-encompassing picture of writing and its predominant teaching approaches. Five types of knowledge essential to writing were enumerated: Content knowledge, System knowledge, process knowledge, Genre Knowledge and Reader Knowledge. Then three approaches to writing were expounded: Focus on Texts, Focus on Readers and Focus on Writers. Professor Hyland concluded his talk with some explications on mixed genre portfolios and audience analysis.

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7th Applied Linguistics Webinar Session Held at TUMS

7th Applied Linguistics Webinar Session Held at TUMS

The 1st session of TUMS Applied Linguistics Webinar Series II entitled “The Cognitive and the Social Gap in SLA: A Sociocognitive Way out of the Maze” was virtually held by the Department of Foreign Languages of Tehran University of Medical Sciences on 13 February, 2021. The keynote speaker was Dr. Mehdi Riazi , a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, who following up on Prof. Lantolf’s talk in the previous webinar expounded the sociocognitive theory / approach to Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Studies from various vantage points and proposed another way out of the ‘epistemological maze’.

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