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GlobE seminar, Helsinki, 13–14 June 2012

Members of the Global English (GlobE) consortium met in a research seminar in Helsinki, 13–14 June 2012. See below for presentations held at the seminar.

GlobE seminar presentations

Markku Filppula, University of Eastern Finland: A GlobEr on the WAVE

Heli Paulasto and Lea Meriläinen, University of Eastern Finland: New corpora in World Englishes and Learner English

Svetlana Vetchinnikova, University of Helsinki: L2 Lexical Patterns through the Lens of a Word Association Task

Henrik Hakala, University of Helsinki: ELF Realities: Accommodative Behavior and Social Preferences

Niina Hynninen, University of Helsinki: Language Regulation in ELF: Study Design and Findings

Jaana Suviniitty, Aalto University and University of Helsinki: A Data-driven Investigation of ELF Lectures

Ray Carey, University of Helsinki: Interruption & Uncooperativeness in Academic ELF Group Work

Izabela Czerniak, University of Eastern Finland: Anglo-Scandinavian Language Contacts and Word Order Shift in Early English – Final Arguments

Hanna Parviainen and Juhani Klemola (with Kaisa Rajalahti), University of Tampere: The Modal and Quasi-Modal Verbs of Obligation and Necessity in the English varieties of Singapore, India and the Philippines

Paula Rautionaho, University of Tampere: Temporal specification of the Progressive Form in World Englishes


  • For research blogging on ELF, see the ELFA project blog.
  • Anna Mauranen has published a chapter on academic ELF in New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning English, edited by Paola Vettorel (Cambridge Scholars).
  • An intensive course on ELF is offered by researchers from the ELFA project in the Helsinki Summer School, Aug. 4–20, 2015. For description of the course, see the ELFA blog.
  • Niina Hynninen has published an article in the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca 3(2) entitled "The Common European Framework of Reference from the perspective of English as a lingua franca: What we can learn from a focus on language regulation".
  • Svetlana Vetchinnikova has defended her PhD thesis, Second language lexis and the idiom principle. Read the abstract and download the full text from Helsinki's E-thesis service.
  • Maria Kuteeva & Anna Mauranen have edited a special issue of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes 13: Writing for publication in multilingual contexts. Find their introduction here.
  • Kaisa Pietikäinen has published an article entitled ELF couples and automatic code-switching in the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca 3(1).