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  • Registration open until:
    May 20, 2015
  • Conference dates:
    June 8-10, 2015
  • Venue:
    University of Helsinki
    Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33)
  • Registration fees:
    student – 150€
    standard – 230€
  • Contact:
    changing-english [at] helsinki.fi

ChangE 2015 is organised by the
ChangE (Changing English) consortium:

University of HelsinkiUniversity of Eastern FinlandUniversity of Tampere

with funding from:

Academy of Finland

FEDERATION OF FINNISH
LEARNED SOCIETIES
(Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta)

Academic programme (updated 1.6.2015)

Below you will find the full programme, where you can click on the title of each thematic section to view the presenters and abstracts. You can also click on the titles of the plenary talks to read the associated abstracts. In addition, there is a printable programme available to download in pdf format (latest update: 1 June 2015). The pdf version also shows section themes, presenters and titles of the papers, as well as room numbers and session chairs. A printed version of this pdf programme will be included in the conference packs.

Jump to specific conference days:

Monday, June 8

10.00-13.00 Conference registration and coffee, University of Helsinki, Main Building lobby

As there is no lunch break during the afternoon, participants are advised to eat lunch during this time. Several nearby lunch options are available.

13.00-13.30 Conference opening, Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), 4th floor
13.30-14.30 Plenary address, Small Hall

Edgar Schneider – Calling World Englishes as complex dynamic systems: diffusion, restructuring, exaptation

Block A Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
14.30-16.00 Exploring variation with GloWbE ELF/EFL in the classroom Multilingual language use

16.00-16.30 Coffee break, 2nd floor lobby

Block B Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
16.30-18.00 Variation across ENL registers Analysing & theorising ELF Tracking changes over time

18.00-20.00 University Reception, 2nd floor, Old Side (lehtisali)
Hosted by vice-rector Anna Mauranen, University of Helsinki


Tuesday, June 9

9.00-10.00 Plenary address, Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), 4th floor

Peter Siemund – The Changing Multilingual Texture of Singapore and the Status of Colloquial Singapore English

10.00-10.30 Coffee break, 2nd floor lobby

Block A Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
10.30-12.00 Language production in spoken ELF Theoretical challenges in English sociolinguistics Subject omission across varieties

12.00-13.30 Lunch break

Block B Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
13.30-15.30 Identities in multilingual communities World Englishes – Bridging the gaps Describing ENL varieties

15.30-16.00 Coffee break, 2nd floor lobby

16.00-17.00 Plenary address, Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), 4th floor

Nick Ellis – Usage-based perspectives on language acquisition, processing, and change


19.00 Conference dinner at the Pörssitalo restaurant


Wednesday, June 10

Block A Section 1 Section 2
9.00-10.00 Meaning comprehension in EFL Relativisation across Englishes

10.00-10.30 Coffee break, 2nd floor lobby

Block B Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
10.30-12.00 Language regulation in academic ELF contexts Diachronic data from a cognitive perspective Acquisition of English & transfer phenomena

12.00-13.30 Lunch break

Block C Section 1 Section 2
13.30-14.30 Variation, prestige & prescriptivism Teacher education in the context of ELF

14.30-15.30 Plenary address, Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), 4th floor

Devyani Sharma – Syntactic change in World Englishes: The dynamics of input
15.30-16.00 Closing of the conference (Small Hall)

16.00-16.30 Send-off coffee & refreshments, 4th floor lobby (outside the Small Hall)


17.00-18.00 Optional post-conference excursion (Art Historical Tour)


This page last updated: 1.6.2015