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

  • Yasemin Bayyurt, Bogazici University
    A corpus based study of authorial voice in ELF academic writing
  • Junmei Cai, Shanghai International Studies University; Xuemei Zhang, University of Szeged; and Yunqiu Liu, East China Normal University
    A Corpus Analysis of Chinese Learners' Acquisition of High-Frequency-Verb MAKE

    • Abstract:

      This research is a contrastive analysis of syntactic-lexical collocations of MAKE by TEM 8 and TEM 4 testees out of an English Majors Test corpus in China. Unlike the usual concordance analysis based on lexical coselection alone, we also put the linear syntactic collocation into our consideration with a perspective of subject and object variations. It is found that TEM 8 testees employed diverse subjects in terms of morphological, syntactic and semantic variations, while TEM 4 testees only overrun TEM 8 ones in absolute quantity of objects. For subjects, the former used simple, complex and long compound words with the absence of long compound from TEM 4 testees; TEM 8 subjects range from nouns, gerunds, infinitives, clauses to dummy-subjects with the absence of the last three types in TEM 4. For objects, though those in TEM 4 outnumber the TEM8, the quality shows a difference scenario: the TEM 4 testees only used nouns from basewrd 1-2, while the other from basewrd 1-6. However, on the whole for semantics, all testees show prominent preference to delexical and causative uses of MAKE, but limited uses of other 6 types in Granger's classification (Granger 2001).

  • Enrico Grazzi, University of Roma Tre
    ELF in the English classroom: an ethnographic survey on the integration of web-mediated activities into ELT

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

Section 2: Bilingualism & multilingualism

Section 3: Computer Mediated Communication (cont.)