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

  • Romuald Gozdawa-Golebiowski, University of Warsaw
    European English: a language or an interlanguage? Making sense of the inherent duality of a lingua franca
  • Sarah Buschfeld, University of Regensburg
    What English in Cyprus and Namibia reveal about the 'paradigm gap' between SLA and World Englishes research
  • Piotr Choromański, Warsaw University
    The need for more constructive discussions about English as a World Language

    • Abstract:

      The quite recent evolution of English to the official language of all mankind has created a unique linguistic situation in world history. This has engendered a broad spectrum of understandings and opinions about the place that the language has or should have in the world. The presentation aims to provide an overview on the current state of English in the world from multiple linguistic perspectives and highlight the importance of organizing the many discussions about it. English as a Global Language, English as an International Language and English as a Lingua Franca are some of the terms coined to reflect the wide variety of contexts English is used in. The first part of the presentation will be devoted to the investigation of English as a Global Language which for the author is a concept illustrating where English is used today. The second part will be devoted to the investigation of English as an International Language which for the author is a concept illustrating who uses English today. The third part will be devoted to the investigation of English as a Lingua Franca which for the author is a concept illustrating how English is used today.

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.)