Full section schedules & abstracts
(updated 1.6.13)

Monday, June 10

Block A (14.00-15.30)

Section 1: Varieties of Asia & Africa

Section 2: English in language policies

Section 3: Phraseology & formulaic language

Section 4: Teaching & learning English

Block B (16.00-17.00)

Section 1: English & identity in higher education

Section 2: Social impacts of English in Europe

Section 3: Variation & global implications

Tuesday, June 11

Block A (10.30-11.30)

Section 1: Explorations in ICE

Section 2: Corpora in the Expanding Circle

Section 3: Perceptions of English in Asia

Section 4: Internationalization of higher education

Block B (14.00-15.00)

Section 1: Creoles & contact linguistics

Section 2: Investigating universals

Section 3: Perceptions of English in Asia (cont.)

Block C (15.30-17.00)

Section 1: English in professional settings

Section 2: Theoretical challenges & openings

Section 3: Emerging norms in global English

Section 4: Internationalization of higher education (cont.)

Wednesday, June 12

Block A (10.30-11.30)

Section 1: Studies in UK varieties

Section 2: Loanwords & borrowings

Section 3: Computer Mediated Communication

Section 4: Lexicon & lexicography

Block B (13.00-14.00)

Section 1: Studies in ELF corpora

  • Berat Baser, University of Vienna
    A Corpus-based Analysis of Wanna Contraction between ELF and Native Speakers

    • Abstract:

      This paper aims to explore the similarities and differences in the use of wanna contraction between English as a lingua franca (ELF) speakers, and American and British native speakers by comparing the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE) with the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) and the British Academic Spoken English (BASE) corpus. ELF speakers use the verb want in VOICE (in the ideally appropriate environment according to ENL norms for the contracted form wanna to occur) more than four times as much as they used the contracted form wanna. On the other hand, ENL speakers use the contracted form wanna in MICASE almost three times more often than they used the verb want, in the ideally appropriate environment for wanna to occur (according to ENL). The examination of the wanna usage in BASE is still on process.

      In addition, it was noticed that there are some peculiar uses of wanna in ELF interactions in VOICE.

  • Ray Carey, University of Helsinki
    On the other side: formulaic organizing chunks in spoken and written academic ELF

Section 2: Bilingualism & multilingualism

Section 3: Computer Mediated Communication (cont.)