Speaking in Academic Contexts

Academic Spoken Genres

Conference Presentation

Ventola (2002, p. 29) presents the following typical paper presentation session at a conference:

PAPER

Chair – Introducing the Speaker

Speaker – Thanking for Introduction

Speaker – Contextualizing the Paper

Speaker – The Paper and its generic structure (e.g. Introduction, Materials and Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusion)

Speaker – Thanking the Audience

Audience – Thanking the Speaker (non-verbal)

DISCUSSION

Chair – Opening the Discussion

Discussant – Question/Comment

Speaker – Answer/Response

Chair – Closing the Discussion

See also: Speaking: Presentation Language

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